Why Is Louisiana The Prison Capital Of The World? Police Profit By Keeping Private Prisons Full
The $182 million private prison industry in Louisiana thrives from a system ... Urban areas such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge have an excess of sentenced criminals, while prisons in remote parishes must import inmates to survive.
Why have levee districts?
Why have any levee boards at all? For well over the first 200 years of Louisiana’s existence, all flood control efforts were constructed and initially paid for by the riverfront landowner, then by parishes adjoining ... But do we continue to allow ...
Harris County looks for cheaper jail cells
As it stands, Texas counties are getting most of Harris County's overflow jail business even though there are cheaper cells for rent out of state. Louisiana parishes ... do more to get the cheapest possible jail beds. “If the dollars are the same, I have ...
Louisiana's fixes create cleanup obstacles
If propaganda videos and lobbying packets are to be believed, everyone involved in ... just as they have with the levee authority. "If they want to fight, we ready to fight," Carmouche said. "It's something we're willing to do, these parishes are willing ...
Louisiana’s coastline is disappearing. Here’s why it’s so hard to escape.
The 711,000 residents of Louisiana's five most coastal counties ... they could do to save the island. Well, put some land around it. Right now, we're the barrier island. So when the water passes over, it's coming." So instead, Naquin has been trying ...