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Young Turks host: Louisiana’s sheriffs get a cut of America’s ‘prison capital’

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The Young Turks host Ana Kasparian explained Tuesday how Louisiana sheriffs had an incentive to keep the inmate population high.

“None violent drug offenders end up in these prisons for very, very long sentences just because these sheriff’s departments profit from it,” she said.


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