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Prison Reform (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-27

Duration: 00:05:44

Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of | Criminals -- Rehabilitation | Prisons | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2017


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Ellerbe, Elain Interviewee


This segment from the October 27, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the 1500 to 1600 nonviolent offenders who will be released from prison starting November 1st because of the criminal justice reform package passed at the 2017 Legislative Session. She interviews Elain Ellerbe of Right on Crime, who discusses the changes in the law, the importance of prisoner re-entry programs, the savings to the state, and the bipartisan support of the reforms. Host: Andre Moreau