Edwards administration: Savings from 2016 criminal justice reforms exceeding expectations
Posted on 7/10/2018 5:33:00 AM.

The governor's office says the state saved 12-million dollars last fiscal year as a result of the criminal justice reforms approved in 2017. Louisiana Department of Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc says 70% of those savings will be reinvested into programs to reduce recidivism and support victims. 
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Department of Corrections, Jails, Criminal Justice, Jimmy LeBlanc, Louisiana, 2018

Corrections gets a mixed bag under budget deal
Posted on 6/27/2018 5:45:00 AM.

Most state agencies survived the special session without a cut, but the Department of Corrections was not so lucky. Construction and repair projects were put off once again, leading to concerns from department officials that the facilities used to house inmates could be running low on time.
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Department of Corrections, Jails, Criminal Justice, Jimmy LeBlanc, taxes, budget, Louisiana, 2018

Lawmaker introduces bill to restrict use of drones around jails and schools
Posted on 1/21/2016 2:51:00 AM.

A bill filed for the upcoming regular session would prohibit the use of drones from conducting surveillance of correctional facilities and public and private schools. Lake Charles Representative Stephen Dwight proposed the legislation after the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff requested a law to stop the use of drones from flying over his jail.
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Calcasieu Parish Sheriff, Lake Charles, Stephen Dwight, drones, schools, jails





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