Lafayette

Nov 12, 2013 12:19 PM by PRESS RELEASE

Forum on Criminal Justice Reform in Lafayette

Following the success of a recent public forum held in New Orleans on reforming Louisiana's criminal justice system, the ACLU of Louisiana and the Pelican Institute for Public Policy will host a second forum in Lafayette. Safe and Fair Louisiana: A Forum on Criminal Justice Reform, will take place November 13th, 2013, 6 p.m., at South Louisiana Community College in the Devalcourt Building, 320 Devalcourt St., room D157. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend and offer their concerns and suggestions.

A panel of experts will offer their individual perspectives on the issue and discuss ways to lower the state's prison population, reduce the costs to taxpayers and improve public safety. Panelists include ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director, Marjorie Esman, and Kevin Kane, President of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. They will be joined by State Sen. Fred Mills (R-Parks), a member of the state's Judiciary C Committee; Representative Terry Landry (D-Lafayette), who serves on the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee; and Judge Fredericka "Ricky" Wicker, of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission.

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