Louisiana Sheriff Wants ‘Good’ Prisoners To Stay Jailed For Their Free Labor
Lousiana Sheriff is upset because the state is letting non-violent offenders out of prison early with the justice reinvestment package. This will actually lower the prison population of Lousiana 10%.
Steve Pratter who is the Sheriff in a local parish in Lousiana. Steve Pratter is complaining because they are releasing criminals, with good behavior, because they are the best workers.
The Sheriff's remarks were a gross misrepresentation of the prison system and prisoners are not a source of free labor. The 13th amendment abolished slavery unless you are in prison, but this Sheriff doesn't care anything about repaying your debt to society. As long as your cooking his food and washing his cars.
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