A wider medical furlough program is expected to save the state some of that money.
Ultimately, Louisiana's criminal justice overhaul is supposed to result in fewer people going to prison and jail in the first place.
29) how many people currently locked up will get out earlier than expected after November.
In August, Le Blanc said about 3,000 to 4,000 sentences could be changed to make inmates eligible for release before the end of the year.
The number of releases could remain elevated for several months, as the people behind bars affected by the law changes work their way through the system.
Corrections Secretary Jimmy Le Blanc could not say on Friday (Sept.
(Photo by Katie Gagliano, Manship School News Service) About 1,400 additional Louisiana state prisoners will be released earlier than expected Nov.Louisiana is the only state in the country where most state inmates are housed in jails run by local sheriffs than prisons run by the state.Local jails are less likely to have job training programs, mental health services, educational classes and other services that are supposed to lower the chance of an inmate landing back in prison again for another crime.That's around 45 percent of the 36,000 people the state had locked up in June.Those documents can only be looked at individually and by hand and the prison system has had to pay staff overtime to sort through them.
Louisiana is supposed to have about 36,500 state inmates in November, according the Department of Corrections own projections.