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Spending OK'd for Louisiana criminal justice revamp savings
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BATON ROUGE (AP) - State lawmakers have agreed to an $8.5 million spending plan for the first dollars saved by shrinking Louisiana's prison population through sentencing law changes enacted last year. The state corrections department says Louisiana is spending $12.2 million less this year than it would have spent on prisons because of the overhaul. Under the law, 70 percent must be reinvested in...

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