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John Bel Says Penalties For Non-Violent Offenders Too Tough [VIDEO]

Governor John Bel Edwards has called for an overhaul of Louisiana’s criminal justice system, specifically penalties for non-violent offenders, saying that many of those should dealt with in a more compassionate way.

101.7 / 710 KEEL’s Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty examine the Governor’s sentencing revamping idea, what constitutes violent crime, and an idea offered by a Loyola University professor that all accused of non-violent crime should be released pending trial.

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