The Louisiana Legislature recently passed the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Package. With this ambitious package, Louisiana is projected to reduce the prison population by 10% and save $262 million over the next decade. Seventy percent of these savings - an estimated $184 million - will be reinvested into programs and policies proven to reduce recidivism and support victims of crime. It is also projected to reduce the community supervision population by 12%, making caseload sizes more manageable for probation and parole officers.
A year after the passage of sweeping criminal justice reforms, Louisiana released its First Annual Performance Report.
Louisiana’s Justice Reinvestment Reforms First Annual Performance Report