LA Sheriffs, DAs Blocked Some Justice Reforms

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A Louisiana criminal justice overhaul that would benefit nonviolent offenders is on the verge of passage, but elected sheriffs and district attorneys blocked more-sweeping bills that would have eased penalties for violent criminals, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sheriffs are going along with lighter sentences for nonviolent offenders, but they argue that reducing penalties for some felonies and making long-serving offenders . . .

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