Over the past two decades, our prison population has grown by 35 percent, and our cash-strapped state spends nearly $700 million a year on corrections. Despite that hefty investment, nearly 4 out of every 10 inmates who leave our prisons are back behind bars within three years.
June 15, 2016
Guest Column: Bipartisan Approach to Reform for Louisiana -- the ‘Prison Capital of the World’
Originally appeared in The Advocate