LA May Release 2,000 Under Sentencing Law Changes

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Louisiana officials are reviewing the sentences of 16,000 inmates who could have their prison time shortened as criminal law changes take effect Nov. 1. That's around 45 percent of the 35,500 people the state has locked up now, reports NOLA.com. Gov. John Bel Edwards and the state legislature enacted sentencing changes this year, aiming to reduce Louisiana's highest-in-the-world incarceration rate. Changes that retroactively affect low-level offenders take effect in November, driving . . .

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