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The Fiscal Crisis of Addiction to Incarceration in Louisiana

March 9, 2021

Louisiana spends about $23,000 per incarcerated person. For older persons with medical conditions, the cost of incarceration can be far greater. In 2018, a single incarcerated individual’s pharmaceutical costs alone exceeded $3.7 million.  1/3 of Louisiana’s incarcerated persons are serving a sentence of 50 years or more before being eligible…

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