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Convicted Drug Felons Could Qualify For State Benefits

I thought drug dealers made a lot of money? How could they qualify for food stamps and welfare, to begin with?

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Louisiana Is Still The Prison Capital Of The World

The United States imprisons more of its citizens than any other country in the world, and Louisiana locks up more people than any other state in the country.

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Chief Justice Wants To Lower Louisiana’s Incarceration Rate

Louisiana's Chief Justice wants to see the prison population lowered and low level inmates given a chance at job training instead of incarceration.

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Raising The Age Of Adult Imprisonment In Louisiana

Should a 17 year old offender be sent to an adult prison? A recent study conducted on behalf of the state legislature showed some interesting results.

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An Alternative To Incarceration – UNO Professor Gets Grant To Study Alternatives

A UNO Professor hopes a new grant will allow him to find a better alternative than prison for people who break the law.

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Louisiana Official: Reopen Shuttered Prison As Inmate Charter School

State Treasurer John Kennedy is urging the Department of Corrections to re-open the Phelps Correctional Center as an inmate charter school.

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Louisiana’s Plan To Keep Death Row Inmates Cool [Opinion]

Louisiana prison officials have submitted a plan to keep death row inmates cool this summer. The plan is under review and includes air conditioning and cold showers for those convicted of society's most heinous crimes.

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Money For Nothing – Louisiana Taxpayers Funding Empty Prison Beds

It's bad enough that I pay for air conditioning and cable TV so those that have wronged society can be comfortable. Now I am being told I am also on the hook for empty beds whether the bad guys check in or not.

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Louisiana’s Death Row Too Hot? [Opinion]

Death row might be too hot according to a Federal Judge. I think it's going to be a lot hotter where those inmates are headed. Our state should be given credit for helping them get used to the conditions.

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Football Star Spends 25 Wrongful Years in Prison

Most folks who are in jail earned there way there. That's just the bottom line. Then there's a few guys and gals who get there by a lot of bad luck and misfortune. Here's a former football star from Nebraska who had a whole bunch of the bad mojo back a few years ago that changed his life forever.

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