LA To Consider Sentencing Reform; Prosecutors Opposed

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Louisiana locks up its citizens at a rate 13 times higher than China, five times higher than Iran, and far higher than anywhere else in the U.S., reports Slate. Despite jailing people for nonviolent offenses at twice the rate of South Carolina and three times the rate of Florida, Louisiana's crime rate is nearly identical to both of those states. Louisiana spends $700 million . . .

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