Louisiana’s long history as the most incarcerated state in America has not served its citizens well. The legacy of heavy imprisonment has burdened the state with massive social and financial costs. But with a wealth of new data and exceptional bipartisanship on this issue, it’s time for Louisianans to demand better from their criminal justice system.

Louisiana should implement multiple changes, such as reigning in Civil Forfeiture — “[C]ivil forfeiture is fundamentally at odds with our judicial system and our notions of fairness”, said the former director of the Asset Forfeiture Office at the Louisiana Justice Department.


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