Justice Reinvestment Task Force Final Report

Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force Report Summary

News Release

The Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force handed Governor Edwards and legislative leaders a comprehensive plan for safely reducing the state’s highest-in-the-nation imprisonment rate. Based on a year-long examination of sentencing and corrections trends and research, the bipartisan Task Force came to consensus on strategic reforms designed to get more public safety for each taxpayer dollar spent. If adopted into law, the recommendations would reduce the state’s prison population by 13 percent over the next decade, reduce the number of people supervised in the community by 16 percent, and save taxpayers $305 million.

The members of the Task Force are:

Secretary James LeBlanc (Chair) Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Sheriff Mike Cazes West Baton Rouge
Senator Daniel Claitor Louisiana State Senate
Flozell Daniels Foundation for Louisiana
Public Defender James Dixon Louisiana Public Defender Board
District Attorney Bo Duhe 16th Judicial District
Chief Justice Bernette Johnson Louisiana Supreme Court
Hon. Lori Landry 16th Judicial District Court 
Representative Terry Landry Louisiana House of Representatives
Representative Walt Leger Louisiana House of Representatives
Representative Sherman Mack Louisiana House of Representatives
Senator Danny Martiny Louisiana State Senate
Rev. Gene Mills Louisiana Family Forum
Hon. Laurie White Louisiana Sentencing Commission