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    Prison Population

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    Using data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, we ranked the states from lowest to highest prison populations. Where does your state rank?
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    We're #38.

    And, if you believe the liberal media in Lexington and Louisville, each and every person in prison is there because they were caught with some minuscule amount of marijuana.

    Last year our legislature revised our statutes based on input from the Pew Center so as to lower the criminal penalties for many crimes in our state. This was allegedly to reduce our exploding prison population full of minor drug offenders. "They need treatment, not incarceration!" Of course we couldn't get anything more than probation for most drug dealers we catch, but why let facts get in the way of a good story.

    They also removed officer's ability to make on view arrests of certain crimes without giving the perpetrator the opportunity to walk away with a ticket. Trespassing? If you agree to leave now I'll give you a ticket, but if you refuse to leave after being ordered to do so I may make an arrest.

    Disorderly conduct? I can ticket you, but I can't arrest you unless I can articulate that you continued to be disorderly after I requested that you cease your disorderly actions.

    Bureaucratic hoo haa I tells ya!

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    Yes #50 finally not the top of the list.....




    Oh wait they went lowest to Highest!


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    Looking at the general public here, I sometimes wonder if we aren't higher on the list solely due to the revolving door policies. #41
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    #47 If I had my way we would double the number of prisons we have to handle our problems and rent the rest of the spots to other states.

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    Yes, that's Louisiana... at 50. One would take this to mean we either have the highest number of criminals, (with poorly executed crimes), the hardest working Police, or a grand combination of both.

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    You can't have the voters locked up. Who would elect the politicians? Especially when phone calls need to be made to the officers on the side of the road who obviously can't determine the proper course of action needed in a criminal offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    You can't have the voters locked up. Who would elect the politicians? Especially when phone calls need to be made to the officers on the side of the road who obviously can't determine the proper course of action needed in a criminal offense.
    Maybe our prison population is so high because of the vast numbers of Lousiana politicians who seem to get themselves locked up...

    Want jail time? Become the Insurance Commissioner or the St. Helena Parish Sheriff. Then just give the feds some time to build a case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    #49 here...

    We can ship some of ours over the state line to help you guys catch up if you want.
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    I'm thinkin' you Louisiana guys just aint catchin' 'em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I'm thinkin' you Louisiana guys just aint catchin' 'em!
    Um... Keith, if we have the highest per capita prison population in the nation, how is it you could ever think that we aren't catching them?

    Did you read this right, or has old age finally done you in?

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    I apologize to my Louisiana brethren. I obvoiously spoke in haste!
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    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    You, Sir, are an Asshat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    You, Sir, are an Asshat.


    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    In my line of business, we have a whole different form for butthurt!
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    In my line of business, we have a whole different form for butthurt!

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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