World Record in Louisiana: Prison Capital of the World

Written by Gary North on May 18, 2012

Nowhere on earth does any government exceed Louisiana’s ratio of inmates to citizens: one in 86. This is triple what it is in Iran. It is seven times China’s ratio. It is ten times Germany’s. Things aren’t busting out all over in Louisiana. Overcrowding has been solved. The prisons are only 90% occupied. There’s space […]

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Violent Crime Is Down. Prison Costs Are Up. Taxpayers Lose.

Written by Gary North on February 8, 2012

The prison industry is a booming one. Instead of having convicted criminals pay double restitution to their victims, the state locks them up at taxpayer expense. This lets them get advanced training for the day they get paroled. Now the government is re-defining crime to arrest law-abiding citizens. From the indefinite detention (without trial) of […]

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