This is a support group for those unfortunate victims of the overwhelming incompetence and corruption in Livingston Parish due to the deceitful Sheriff's Office, the greedy District Attorney's Office, and the resulting Anti-family/Anti-male bias which exists in the courtrooms. If you have been tortured and terrorized by this system of insanity, we understand and we can help. Have hope. Together, we can effect positive and honorable change.
Louisiana is the world's prison capital Cindy Chang, The Times-Picayune Posted: 05/13/2012 5:00 AM
Louisiana is the world's prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana's incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran's, seven times China's and 10 times Germany's.
The hidden engine behind the state's well-oiled prison machine is cold, hard cash. A majority of Louisiana inmates are housed in for-profit facilities, which must be supplied with a constant influx of human beings or a $182 million industry will go bankrupt.
Several homegrown private prison companies command a slice of the market. But in a uniquely Louisiana twist, most prison entrepreneurs are rural sheriffs, who hold tremendous sway in remote parishes like Madison, Avoyelles, East Carroll and Concordia. A good portion of Louisiana law enforcement is financed with dollars legally skimmed off the top of prison operations.
If the inmate count dips, sheriffs bleed money. Their constituents lose jobs. The prison lobby ensures this does not happen by thwarting nearly every reform that could result in fewer people behind bars.