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Prison, sentencing reforms under way

from American Press

Louisiana is now part of a national movement to reform the federal and state prison and sentencing systems. The state’s effort is being directed by the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force, which is made up of judges, legislators, law enforcement officials and others. The goals include reduction of prison populations, revision of sentencing rules and development of programs designed to keep violators from becoming repeat offenders. Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to make those goals a major part of the 2017 session of the Louisiana Legislature. more

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