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Criminal Justice Budget Cuts (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-16

Duration: 00:06:00

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Criminal justice, Administration of | Prisons | DISTRICT ATTORNEYS


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • LeBlanc, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Adams, Pete Interviewee


This segment from the February 16, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the impact of Governor John Bel Edwards’ proposed budget cuts to the criminal justice system due to the 2018 fiscal cliff. Gautreaux reports that the current state budget proposal cuts the inmate housing reimbursement rates for sheriffs by $5 per prisoner per day and cuts $24 million in state funding for district attorneys. He interviews Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc of the Louisiana Department of Corrections and Pete Adams of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. Host: Andre Moreau