Louisiana Tackles Thorny Issue of Parole for Violent Felons

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Support is coalescing around Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to reduce Louisiana's prison population, but there is serious disagreement among those advising the governor about how to handle people convicted of violent crimes, reports NOLA.com. The governor's advisory board on lowering the state's incarceration rates -- made up of judges, legislators, a district attorney, religious leader and the head of the prison system . . .

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