Cutting Corrections Costs While Preserving Public Safety
Corrections spending typically accounts for around 5% of state general fund budgets annually. Policy changes to reduce admissions and shorten length of stay in prisons and jails, as well as changing responses to community supervision rule violations, can be both fiscally beneficial and encourage successful outcomes for individuals involved with the justice system. Explore policy changes taken in Louisiana to cut corrections while and still keep the public safe.
Information as of May 2021.
Speakers include Elizabeth Compa, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Amanda Essex, NCSL, and James LeBlanc and Natalie LaBorde, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.