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TOTAL CORRECTIONS POPULATION (2012, except a 2010, b 2011)
Total Incarcerated, Prison and Jail 73,113
Prison Population 41,246
Jail Population 31,867a
Prison Incarceration Rate (per 100,000) 893
Jail Incarceration Rate (per 100,000) 704a
Probation Population 41,916b
Parole Population 27,640b
Life Sentences (% of Prison Population) 4,657 (N/A)
Life without Parole (% of Prison Population) 4,637 (N/A)
Juveniles Serving Life without Parole 228
GENDER-SPECIFIC IMPRISONMENT (2012)
Males in Prison 38,857
Females in Prison 2,389
RACE/ETHNICITY-SPECIFIC IMPRISONMENT (2005)
White Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 523
Black Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 2,452
Hispanic Imprisonment Rate (per 100,000) 244
RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITY IN INCARCERATION (2005)
Black: White Ratio 4.7:1
Hispanic: White Ratio 0.5:1
JUVENILES IN CUSTODY (2011)
Total Juveniles In Custody 957
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100,000) 140
Committed 606
Detained 345
Diverted 6
FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT (2010)
Disenfranchised Population (% of State Population) 111,894 (3.3%)
Disenfranchised African Americans (%) 70,301 (6.8%)
Disenfranchised in Prison and Jail 43,093
Disenfranchised on Parole 26,202
Disenfranchised on Probation 42,599
Disenfranchised Post-Sentence Eligible to vote
STATE CORRECTIONS EXPENDITURES (In Millions) (2012) $848

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State Contacts: Louisiana


Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana
1600 Orteha C. Haley Blvd. New Orleans LA 70113
phone: (504) 522-5437
fax: (504) 522-5430
http://www.jjpl.org

Marjorie R. Esman
ACLU of Louisiana
PO Box 56157 New Orleans LA 70156
phone: (504) 522-0617
fax: (504) 897-6281

http://www.laaclu.org

Norris Henderson
V.O.T.E.
3301 Chartres Street New Orleans LA 70117
phone: (504) 943-1901

http://www.vote-nola.org

Robert Roberts
Project Return
51 Yosemite Drive New Orleans LA 70131
phone: (504) 452-5585
fax: (504) 988-1019

http://www.projectreturn.com

Checo Yancy
LOUISIANA-CURE
P.O. Box 181 Baton Rouge LA 70821
phone: (225) 270-5245
fax: (225) 246-8731

http://www.curelouisiana.org