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Sheriff Sad Prisons Have To Free Good Workers

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The Prison Industrial Complex is real. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M

"In an Oct. 5 press conference, the sheriff of Caddo Parrish in Louisiana expressed his disdain for the state's new criminal justice reforms that will begin next month.
Steve Prator criticized the new measures and said it would result in the release of "good" inmates who are used on a daily basis for prison labor.
Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation and "on the global scale, Louisiana’s incarceration rate is more than five times higher than most of the countries in the world," local ABC News affiliate KTBS noted.
The new measures would reduce the state's prison population over the next decade by 10 percent and save the state $265 million, by lowering the threshold for nonviolent offenders who are eligible for parole, The Advocate reported.
But Sheriff Prator made it clear that he takes issue with that.”*

Read more here: https://www.salon.com/2017/10/12/louisiana-sheriffs-good-prison-laborers-admission-exposes-an-ugly-truth-about-americas-prisons/

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