PBS NewsHour

'Incarceration capital of America' embraces prison reform

Clip: 08/31/2018 | 11m 15s Video has closed captioning.

For decades, the state of Louisiana has been known as the incarceration capital of America. But over the past year, the state has been trying to shed that reputation with new reforms that decrease the prison population and save money. William Brangham went to find how it's playing out for former prisoners, in a story produced by Frank Carlson in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Aired: 08/31/18

Rating: NR

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