Louisiana Department of Corrections officials have announced that 463 of the state’s inmates have been released for good behavior. None of those released were violent criminals or sex offenders, the officials said. A change in the state’s ‘good time’ law, which went into effect earlier this month, makes more inmates eligible for a 35-day credit for every 30 days they spend in prison. Over the next five years, the change in Louisiana’s law is expected to free 2,386 inmates. This year alone, more than 1,500 of the state’s prisoners will go home early, reports the Associated Press. The program is expected to save $7 million this fiscal year.
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