We can't sit out this fight!

HB 518 is heading to the Senate floor for final passage!

Louisiana's Habitual Offender Statute leads to over-incarceration by severely punishing people for repeat offenses – even when these offenses are minor and non-violent, or when they are clearly caused by addiction, mental illness, or poverty.

HB 518 will make a small but meaningful reform to the habitual offender statute, making it less punitive and allowing more leniency in sentencing.

Email your senator using the link below and ask them to vote YES on HB 518!

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Life With Other Possibilities: A Summit on Life Without Parole
September 28, 2019

Please join Louisianans for Prison Alternatives to explore the impact behind Louisiana’s notoriously harsh sentencing regime - including life without parole – and unite to end its injustice.