Today the Justice Reinvestment Task Force voted through recommendations to make Louisiana’s Justice System safer, more humane and more cost efficient.
The reforms proposed in the final report would ensure consistency in sentencing, focus prison beds on those who pose a serious threat to public safety, strengthen community supervision, clear away barriers to successful reentry, and reinvest a substantial portion of the savings into evidence-based programs and prison alternatives and services that support victims.
The full report can be found here.
While it will take hard work and determination to ensure these recommendations become law this coming legislative session, we believe that the Louisiana legislature will do the right thing and make these necessary changes to ensure that Louisiana is no longer the incarceration capital of the world.
The Governor's Office press release concerning the task force recommendations can be found here.