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    Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    and some people wonder why drug legalisation ain't happening despite the known costs to taxpayers of the present system

    Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    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
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    and some people wonder why drug legalisation ain't happening despite the known costs to taxpayers of the present system
    It's what happens when there is a fiscal incentive to jail folks.
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    i thought texas was no.1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    we got some work to do,apparently 5 prisons next to fort hood/florence/gatesville isnt enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    i thought texas was no.1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    we got some work to do,apparently 5 prisons next to fort hood/florence/gatesville isnt enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not to mention the 4 federal prisons in the Beaumont area.

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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Yeah, privatizing prisons is a big Republican thing these days. They're trying to expand them in Florida, too. Lots of lobbying dollars being spread around.
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    and some people wonder why drug legalisation ain't happening despite the known costs to taxpayers of the present system

    Yeah. That's it. The congress of the United States refuses to de-criminalize Marijuana because they are all in the pockets of the Big Louisiana Sheriff Industry.

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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Lots of bad people doing bad things. We need more prisons.
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Lots of bad people doing bad things. We need more prisons.
    Bull****...
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Bull****...
    Really, you know what we need? a huge prison to lock up all you freakin liberals. Build a 50 foot fence around L.A. with guard towers every 250 yards. Put 50 caliber machine guns in those towers with mine fields and rows of constantina wire along the fence. What do you think about that? bull****?
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    Re: Louisiana is the world's prison capital

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Really, you know what we need? a huge prison to lock up all you freakin liberals. Build a 50 foot fence around California with guard towers every 250 yards. Put 50 caliber machine guns in those towers with mine fields and rows of constantina wire along the fence. What do you think about that? bull****?
    So much for that 1st Amendment dealy, eh?
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