Louisiana has more than 8,800 incarcerated people who have been sentenced to 30 years or more. The cost of imprisoning people this long dramatically increases as their health declines.
Louisiana needs a new, evidence-based approach to keep its prisons and communities safer, and to save taxpayers millions of dollars.
HB 541 would allow people serving life sentences to apply for parole after 30 years, and those serving long sentences to apply for parole after 20 years. This reform would guarantee savings totaling more than $31 million.
Email members of the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice using the link below and ask them to vote YES on HB 541!