Join the Smart on Crime coalition of citizens, businesses, and community leaders.
With almost 40,000 citizens behind bars, Louisiana’s criminal justice system is costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year, while hurting Louisiana families and communities. And without a greater focus on rehabilitation and job training, Louisiana’s high recidivism rates will continue. Because so many ex-offenders are landing back in prison, our labor shortage problems are continuing to get worse.
Fortunately, lawmakers and business leaders throughout America are beginning to come to their senses. States like Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi have passed effective legislation that has helped to reduce prison populations while maintaining a strong stance on violent crime. It’s a win-win for families, businesses, and taxpayers in these states!
Now, it’s our turn to help nonviolent offenders become contributing members of society while improving public safety and saving money.
Please add your voice as we tell Pelican State lawmakers that it’s time to get Smart on Crime. With your help, we can create a brighter future for Louisiana.