FWD.us Statement on Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on the enactment of sweeping reforms to Louisiana’s criminal justice system that will reduce the prison population by 10 percent and save the state $262 million.
“With this bipartisan legislation, today Louisiana has set a new bar for leadership in justice reform. We applaud Governor John Bel Edwards, Speaker Taylor Barras, Senate President John Alario, and the Louisiana State Legislature for their work in service of a smarter, fairer, and more cost-effective criminal justice system. We thank community champions like Flozell Daniels, Gene Mills, and Jay LaPeyre for reminding Louisiana’s policy makers that criminal justice reform is a priority for crime victims, faith communities, businesses, families impacted by incarceration, and taxpayers across the state. This landmark reform marks a new day for Louisiana .”
FWD.us is proud to have aided Louisiana’s justice reinvestment effort with communications and government relations support and as a member of Smart On Crime Louisiana.
About FWD.us: FWD.us is a bipartisan organization started by key leaders in the tech and business community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy, starting with commonsense immigration reform and criminal justice reform.