Poll: Most La. residents favor criminal justice reform

A large majority of residents favor criminal justice reform in Louisiana, a new poll finds.

The poll is the third in a series of six, collectively called the 2017 Louisiana Survey, conducted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication.

The results, released today, come as Gov. John Bel Edwards and state lawmakers consider reform measures whose goals include reducing Louisiana’s incarceration rate of 816 prisoners per 100,000 residents, the highest in the nation.

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