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Justice Can't Wait: An Indictment of Louisiana's Pretrial System

For two years, the ACLU of Louisiana gathered and analyzed thousands of jail records and interviewed people directly affected by pretrial incarceration to compose a snapshot of who Louisiana incarcerates pretrial, for how long, and at what cost.

April 3, 2020

Blueprint for Smart Justice Louisiana

The ACLU of Louisiana today released a report outlining a series of reforms to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state by half by 2025 – saving taxpayers more than $800 million that could be reinvested in making communities stronger and safer.

September 21, 2018 Racial Justice Criminal Law Reform

The War on Marijuana in Black and White

Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands ensnared in the criminal justice system. Marijuana use is roughly equal among Blacks and whites, yet Blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession.

June 4, 2013 Racial Justice Criminal Law Reform