Just last year, Louisiana passed a series of landmark criminal justice reform bills. The ink these reforms was barely dry before some critics began denouncing the reforms as failures, despite the fact that they had not even been fully implemented yet. Now is not the time to jump ship, but rather stay the course, to ensure these reforms are implemented well, and to join together to make Louisiana a better, safer state.
All human beings deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, even those in jails and prison. Many times, incarcerated women are left out of the discussion on criminal justice issues and prison conditions. In April, the American Conservative Union Foundations Center for Criminal Justice Reform sent a letter to members of the Louisiana State Legislature, encouraging them to support dignity for incarcerated women. You can read the letter below:
For more facts and figures, please view the resource below from the Sentencing Project.