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Watch: Louisiana’s Prison Reform

| October 31, 2017

Right on Crime’s State Director for Louisiana, Elain Ellerbe, sat down with LPB for an interview on the new safety procedures for the state’s November 1st inmate release.  The interview was featured in a prison reform segment within the regularly scheduled broadcast of Louisiana, The State We’re In.  Ellerbe highlighted new probation and parole procedures that were activated by the state’s recent criminal justice reform overhaul.  In particular, Ellerbe is encouraged by the new focus on cognitive behavior therapy that is set to help offenders make better decisions and avoid returning to a life of crime. This in turn helps increase public safety – and saves taxpayer dollars.  Ellerbe pointed out, “It costs $24,000 a year to keep someone incarcerated.”  With full implementation of the state’s criminal justice reform, “The state is going to be saving over $358 million.”

Ellerbe applauded the anticipated impact of the reforms.  As she stated, the reforms are a result of an immense bipartisan effort that warrants ample time for implementation and adjustment based on the results.

Watch the full interview here.

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KATIE GREER joined Right on Crime in 2017 as a Web Writer & Social Media Associate.

A 5th generation Texan, Katie is passionate about promoting civil liberties. Before joining Right on Crime, she most recently worked as a Communications Specialist for a statewide trade association. Her previous experience includes assisting lobbyist, Bill Pewitt, and campaigning to elect Texas’ 48th Governor Greg Abbott. Katie received a Bachelors in Communication Studies from Millsaps College.

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