Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
5x more than Iran.
13x more than China.
20x more than Germany.
It's time to end mass incarceration in Louisiana.
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 Louisiana’s imprisonment rate has more than quadrupled in the last 40 years despite the crime index falling by more than 40% over the past two decades.
Because of this high imprisonment rate, Louisiana ends up spending more than $625 million per year on corrections.
GETTING 'TOUGH ON CRIME' WASTED MONEY AND DIDN'T MAKE US SAFER.
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FACTS ABOUT MASS INCARCERATION IN LOUISIANA
If Louisiana’s incarceration rate were the same as Oklahoma’s (the second highest in the U.S.), Louisiana taxpayers would have saved nearly $49 million in 2014.
Louisiana is sending – and keeping – too many nonviolent offenders behind bars: 40% of the prison population comprises individuals sentenced for drug or property crimes.
70% of Louisiana’s prisoners are diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder. While the prison population has skyrocketed, our mental health and psychiatric facilities have seen a sharp reduction in the number of patients treated.
86% of people sent to prison in Louisiana have a nonviolent primary offense, and the top 10 most common crimes for prison admission are all nonviolent.
 LOUISIANA'S HARSH SENTENCING LAWS ARE OUTDATED, WASTE TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND DO NOT IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY.
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Louisianans for Prison Alternatives is a diverse statewide coalition committed to reducing Louisiana’s imprisonment rate, the highest in the world.

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