This year, disturbing reports of increased crime have dominated the news, both in Louisiana and nationally. Crime is a serious issue that demands thoughtful solutions to deter criminal behavior and promote public safety. They should be guided by data and evidence, not anecdotes. That’s why Pelican set out to review and better understand the underlying...View Report
Texas has managed to reduce its incarceration rate while saving taxpayers hundreds of millions and reducing crime.
Pelican President, Kevin Kane, advocates cost-saving approaches adopted successfully by other states.
Louisiana’s stand as the nation’s leader for incarceration is the target of five new bills from the state’s Sentencing Commission.
On Saturday, the Shreveport Times ran an op-ed coauthored by Kevin Kane of the Pelican Institute and Mark Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. They note that the Bayou State has the highest incarceration rate per capita in the United States, and an address of criminal justice reform is overdue.