Louisiana legislature: Rannah Gray & Christopher Tidmore

landryby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Keeping up with AG Landry?
 It’s no secret that Attorney General Jeff Landry has his eyes set on the governor’s office (Read: Senator Kennedy jockeying for governor run with Governor Edwards, reform slam?)

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pewLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and various state officials are traveling to Washington DC to participate in a criminal justice reform event. It will be streamed online.

Here is the statement from Governor Edwards's office:

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edwards capitolby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

Edwards, leaders in D.C.

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CRIME SCENEIn the last legislative session, Governor John Bel Edwards was successful in passing a package of laws that completely overhauled the state’s criminal justice system. The main reason for the legislative package was to reduce the state’s incarceration rate, which is the highest in the world.

As a result, starting on November 1, 1,900 “non-violent offenders,” became eligible for release from prison after serving at least 35% of their sentence. Before the release, Sheriffs and District Attorneys across the state expressed concern that violent criminals would be unleashed upon the innocent citizens of Louisiana. Not surprisingly, days after the state started releasing these “non-violent offenders,” an armed robbery was committed in Kenner by Tyrone “Smokey” White, one of the criminals set free.

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    Some 1,400 inmates serving time for non- violent, non-sex offenses will be released from Louisiana state prisons earlier than expected on November 1.
    It’s the result of the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Package, which Gov. John Bel Edwards and a group of bipartisan legislators passed in the 2017 Legislature.

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