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Will Louisiana's get-tough-on-crime effort work?

Lawmakers in Louisiana are meeting in a special session to consider a couple dozen anti-crime measures.

Both houses in Louisiana have a Republican supermajority now. The newly elected Republican Gov. Jeff Landry called for the special session after campaigning on taking a hardline on crime. He’s a former sheriff’s deputy and the former state attorney general.

Criminal justice activists say the measure will do nothing to prevent crime and will boost incarceration rates.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks with Molly Ryan, who reports from the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge for NPR member station WRKF.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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