'Together Baton Rouge' Leaders Educate on Incarceration

The Advocate \"Too many people in Louisiana are in jail, a Baton Rouge group of faith and community leaders said at a meeting on Friday. But while discussing how to reduce the state's high incarceration rate, some questioned whether new legislation proposed this year is the right path.

The group Together Baton Rouge tackled the topic of incarceration at a meeting Friday, hearing about proposed legislation that aims to keep juveniles out of jail and get drug offenders treatment without forcing them to serve lengthy prison terms.

'We need to build people, not prisons,' said Cynthia Tracy, a Together Baton Rouge member whose son is currently incarcerated."

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