SB 243

March 21, 2018

Requiring unanimous juries

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.

Number of the Day

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)