LA Panel Chair Would Water Down Criminal Justice Reform

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Louisiana Rep. Sherman Mack will be proposing significant changes to legislation meant to shorten criminal sentences that are the linchpin of a criminal justice reform package aimed at reducing Louisiana's incarceration rate, which leads the nation, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Mack, a Republican, chairs the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice. Three pending bills would shorten prison sentences as well as . . .

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