Steve Prattor, the Sheriff of Caddo Parish in Louisiana, hates his state’s new criminal justice reforms that will allow for the early release of many prisoners convicted of nonviolent offenses.
Prattor insists he wants to keep the “good” prisoners, aka-people that probably don’t need to be in prison, so he can use them for slave labor.
In a press conference held this week, Prattor said keeping some of the “good” prisoners in jail was necessary for the prisons to keep functioning because they could provide needed labor that you couldn’t get out of more violent and dangerous prisoners.
“The [prisoners] that you can work, the ones that can pick up trash, the work release programs — but guess what? Those are the ones that they’re releasing!” Prattor fumed in his attack against criminal justice reforms. “In addition to the bad ones… they’re releasing some good ones that we use every day to wash cars, to change the oil in our cars, to cook in the kitchen… well, they’re going to let them out!”
The state’s criminal justice reforms are aiming to reduce its total prison population by 10 % by lowering the threshold for parole eligibility for nonviolent offenders, reported The Advocate.
Watch the video of Prattor, posted on Twitter by Shaun King, below.
In 38 seconds Steve Prattor, Sheriff of Caddo Parish in Louisiana, tells you why he REALLY likes keeping “good” Black men in jail. pic.twitter.com/7YtxixE1rU
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 12, 2017
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)