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Louisiana Legislators Tackle Marijuana Reform

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A number of marijuana-related bills have been introduced before the Louisiana State Legislature, which began its 2014 legislative session today in Baton Rouge. Among them are a number of bills that would substantially change the penalties for marijuana possession.

Criminal Policy Reform Gets Mixed Reviews

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A new report from the Stanford University Criminal Justice Center examines the response of stakeholders in the California criminal justice system to the state’s now two-year-old prison realignment program. [Full text of the […]

Video from Orleans Parish Prison Shows Alcohol, Drugs and Guns

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Inmates in Orleans Parish Prison were the stars of a shocking video shown in Federal court in New Orleans on Tuesday. The video was shown during a hearing in connection with the proposed consent decree over the troubled Orleans Parish Prison system, and it showed instances of drug and alcohol use, as well as possession of at least one loaded weapon inside the jail.

Putting a Price on Crime

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What costs 70 billion dollars a year, and is generally¬†regarded as an abject failure? Answer: our criminal justice system. In the last 20 years, the incarceration rate in this country has quadrupled, but the¬†crime problem […]

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