Louisiana is one of only two states - Oregon is the other - that do not require a unanimous jury verdict for felony convictions. It’s one of the reasons the Pelican State leads the nation, and the world, in incarceration.
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32,814 - Projected number of prisoners in Louisiana in 2027 if all criminal justice reforms are left in place, a 10 percent decrease in the projected prison population absent reform. (Source: The Pew Trusts)