La. expects decline in prison population by 2018

Louisiana anticipates only have 38,077 behind bars in 2018 if it remains on the same track it is now


By C1 Staff

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana will be an outlier come 2018 as it expects its prison population to decrease, while other states are predicting an increase, according to a report by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The Times-Picayune reports that Louisiana anticipates only have 38,077 behind bars in 2018 if it remains on the same track it is now.

Most states project a 3 percent increase across the country.

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate of any state, putting 847 people behind bars for every 100,000 residents.

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