Legislative Reform

Each legislative session, we work with local partners to advance legislative reforms that will give people serving extreme sentences in Louisiana a second chance. In 2020, Parole Project successfully advocated for reforms that made hundreds of people sentenced as children in Louisiana parole-eligible for the first time (ACT 99), and that greatly reduced the financial and practical burdens of community supervision for people on lifetime parole (ACT 203).

This year Parole Project initiated and successfully led the fight for parole equity in Louisiana with the passage of what The Advocate in Baton Rouge called one of the most significant pieces of legislation of the 2021 session (ACT 122) The Act restores parole eligibility to hundreds of people who had been shut out by the 1997 “Truth in Sentencing” law.

CONTACT:

Louisiana Parole Project

P.O. Box 2029

Baton Rouge, LA 70821

225 399-3132

 

VISIT:

Louisiana Parole Project

251 Florida St., Suite 400

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

 

 

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