By D.B. Narveson
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s local prisons are crowded, the state’s parole officers carry a 40 percent higher caseload than their counterparts and the state has the highest incarceration rate in the world. But the Department of Corrections says it survived $125 million in cuts this year and has the lowest cost per diem per offender in the South.
“I feel like our backs are a little bit against the wall,” Secretary of the Department of Corrections Jimmy LeBlanc told the Senate Judiciary C Committee meeting