Prisons, Politics, and Profits

Here’s a quote from a recent issue of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans:

“Louisiana is the world’s prison capital.  The state imprisons more of their people, per head…(such that) Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s.”

What’s going on?  In my own state of Minnesota, we are building a “geriatric” prison nestled in the north woods.  Louisiana has …