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Old 03-02-2013, 11:43 AM
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Do anyone have any insight on the Proposed Early Release for Nonviolent Drug Offenders and do you think 3rd time nonviolent drug offenders will be addressed in this 2013 legislative session?
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Truth be told, I have no idea. All we can do is keep watching the legislature. Maybe I'm bitter, but I have no faith in the Louisiana Legislature or the Governor to do the right thing.
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Those are my sentiments too!
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This is relevant, I promise - I was watching that story about Bonnie and Clyde on the ID channel earlier this morning. What really caught my interest was how when Clyde was incarcerated on his second bid, he was sent to this really awful prison where the guards got away with beating up and killing inmates. Clyde did not kill anyone - he just escaped from his first facility and caught 15 years for that and sent to that prison. It changed Clyde being there as a non-violent offender in many ways and it affected Bonnie who was in love with him and rode out his bids with him. It was a show that was sympathetic to the lives of this pair of bank robbing couple during the time of Depression and how the government allowed its prisoners to be treated at the time. At some point, Clyde's brother Buck wanted to go straight and was gonna convince Clyde to do it too before the cops ambushed them. And get this, this pair was killed in Louisiana! The police had no choice - they were too far beyond rehabilitiation if any existed at the time and crossed the line with their willingness to murder anyone that was in their way.

It makes sense to focus more on giving non-violent offenders more opportunity because it will be better for society and the government. If they were repeat NON-violent offenders, I would think they need to get more help, not more jail time, before it's too late.

Unfortunately I have also come to the view like both of you that that the state of LA is influenced by their need to profit off the prison system. Ol' J needs stronger encouragement to get this passed and to change the state's focus and to regulate private facilities more. Some people are just too removed from reality in their fancy offices and nice houses..... and these are the ones who have a part in facilitating your laws in LA. I won't even start with our governor in FL! How did these fools get voted into office in the first place?
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Anyone have an update on this or when this session is suppose to take place?
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MsHarvey I'm wondering the same thing too seems like we are dealing with the same situation. All I'm doing is watching and praying that it will work out in their favor.
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If you want to keep track of what is going on, then check this website often. It's the website for the Louisiana Legislature. You can find it here. They're in session right now.
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I've been watching it like a hawk. Looks like HB 103 passed. But this is just for MARIJUANA convicts looks like. Question now is when are they going to put in place.
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Im wondering how will this work and will it also apply to people in private parish facilities.
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I would think so, the private facility is just were he/she is housed; but they are assigned to the Louisiana Department of Corrections if they have been sentenced by state. Correct me if I am wrong!

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If this thread is referring to the substance abuse treatment in lieu of prison bill, I read it today. I suspect that it will take a good period, six months or more, to get regulations and to get the infrastructure in place. Also, the bill expressly states that it is effective ONLY to the extent there is money available. I doubt DOC has the money for it. Finally, as I read this, it will only apply to those with a year or less to serve and and NO crimes of violence and NO sex offenses. The bottom line is that gong forward the enactment may keep some folks out of prison but I am not certain that there will be any flood gates opening.




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