“On behalf of the people of Louisiana, I apologize for the untruthful comments he made during your mark up of sentencing reform legislation, S.1917 Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017,” Gov. Edwards said in the letter. “Like our efforts in Louisiana, your legislation is a bipartisan, good-faith effort to overhaul the broken criminal justice system in our country. At a time when Congress is so polarized and unable to get things done because of partisan politics, this is truly a worthwhile effort.”

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