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In Louisiana, prisons shift toward rehabilitation

Clip: 03/08/2020 | 8m 44s Video has closed captioning.

For decades, Louisiana incarcerated more people per-capita than anywhere else on Earth, and more than half of the state's inmates are now held in sheriff-run jails. But a major overhaul to Louisiana's criminal justice system is shifting the focus to rehabilitation. Joanne Elgart Jennings has our story, reported in conjunction with Bryn Stole at the New Orleans Advocate and PBS's Independent Lens.

Aired: 03/08/20

Rating: NR

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