Louisiana sends more children to prison for life, per capita, than any other state. The equivalent of a death sentence, this punishment fails to consider volumes of scientific evidence that shows children are far more impulsive and less conscious of consequences than adults.
The U.S. Supreme Court considered this evidence in a series of rulings when it recognized that they are capable of change. The Court instructed Louisiana and other states to create processes that give these juvenile lifers a meaningful opportunity for release based on their rehabilitation.
The Louisiana Parole Project Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was created to respond to the needs of those affected by these rulings and changes in law. Now in their 40s, 50s and 60s, many will be paroled and returned to our communities; The Parole Project is committed to ensuring that their reintegration is successful.
In addition to juvenile lifers, the Parole Project also serves “40-year lifers” who are now eligible for parole consideration due to changes in Louisiana law. We also help individuals who have been incarcerated for twenty years or longer, have aged out of criminal behavior, and can demonstrate a record of rehabilitation.
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