Louisiana Tries To Cut Nation’s-Highest Incarceration Rate

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New data on the ingredients of Louisiana's highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate show that the state imprisons people on convictions for nonviolent offenses at vastly higher rates than other states in the region with similar crime rates, reports The Advocate. A report from Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office suggests the state could save $70 million in jail costs by . . .

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