Louisiana Idiot of the Week: Steve Prator, Sheriff of Caddo Parish

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  1. Rex

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    Complaining about Louisiana's new criminal justice reforms, which seek to reduce Louisiana's prison population by 10% by reducing the incarceration standards for nonviolent offenders, Sheriff Prator said this:

    “The [prisoners] that you can work, the ones that can pick up trash, the work release programs — but guess what? Those are the ones that they’re releasing! In addition to the bad ones… they’re releasing some good ones that we use every day to wash cars, to change the oil in our cars, to cook in the kitchen… well, they’re going to let them out!

    He explained why Louisiana felt the need to reduce its prison population, in light of the fact that Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the civilized world: "Well, SOMEBODY has to be number one."

    Want to hear a press conference full of lies, this time not by Donald Trump?:

     
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    When you surround yourself constantly with similarly close minded people and you amass wealth and power, you think you can say anything to those outside your little circle and become shocked when others call out your overt racism.

    And I'm sure this guy thinks he's a good Christian. He's not fit to wash prisoners feet like the Pope does.
     
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    The truth about sheriffs, especially Louisiana ones, is that they are first and foremost POLITICIANS. In Louisiana, more prisoners mean more funds allocated to themselves; more money means more power and bigger perks. You'll hardly ever find a sheriff in favor of decriminalizing marijuana, for example, because weed smokers are usually easy to handle but still increase the numbers.

    All that aside, when you start opposing the release of non-violent people because you use them to wash your cars.... well, your self-servingness has degenerated into a psychosis.
     
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  6. el005639

    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    1. you do the crime you do the time
    2. if you have finished your sentence debt is paid
    3. if someone pardons you = punishment over
    so from that standpoint dude was wrong.
    but if we are making release decisions based solely off of financial budgetary concerns, then leadership is sorely lacking.
     
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    Convicts are still humans and deserve human dignity even if they forfeited some rights. They're people not commodities and sub human. I've been in jail for a month before. A lot of these bad and very bad lawbreakers have conversions behind bars while being punished.
     
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    Sometimes, certain people are over sentenced in comparison to their crime. Some are even wrongly convicted by unethical DA's. Early commutation for good behavior and good chance at rehabilitation has to be taken into account.
     
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    The big problem is the guy's attitude not keeping people in jail.
     
  10. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    I disagree. A lot of those people shouldn't be there anyway. This is a prison country. It has to stop and we have to stop people that profit off of putting people in jail. There should never be an incentive to incarcerate someone unless it's get a murder or rapist or thief off the streets.
     

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