Paige Winfield Cunningham

November 1, 2017

Criminal justice reforms underway

About 1,900 people who were imprisoned in Louisiana for nonviolent offenses are being released early today, due to the landmark criminal justice reforms enacted by the Legislature.

Number of the Day

$262 million - Amount the state expects to save over the next decade due to the 2017 criminal justice reform package. Seventy percent of the savings will be reinvested into programs and services that help reduce the chances a person will return to prison. (Source: Louisiana Department of Corrections)