LOUISIANA (KSLA) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will meet to discuss the new Justice Reinvestment Package after the sheriff's comments on the matter went viral.
In a statement, the governor's office said, "It comes down to the sheriff having a misunderstanding of the package."
The meeting, scheduled for some time next week, will be to discuss the implementation of the plan.
Back on October 4, the sheriff held a news conference to express his concerns about the package.
The goal of the bipartisan package is to reduce the incarceration rate, make communities whole, and promote public safety by reducing the rates of recidivism with investments in treatment and jobs training programs, according to the statement from the governor's office.
The statement went on to say: