- Oct 18, 2009
The Justice Department said in a report that between January and April 2022, 26.8% of the people, or 1,108 people, released from LDOC’s custody were held past their release dates. 24% of the people were held for over 90 days past their release dates, and the median number of days over detained was 29, the report added. There were nearly 4,200 people in custody overall.
"LDOC is deliberately indifferent to the systemic over detention of people in its custody," the Justice Department said.
"In just this four-month period, LDOC had to pay parish jails an estimated $850,000, at a minimum, in fees for the days those individuals were incarcerated beyond their lawful sentences. At that rate, this unconstitutional practice costs Louisiana over $2.5 million a year," a release from the Justice Department says.
The DOJ said that LDOC has been on notice of the problem for 10 years but has done nothing to fix it.
Why is anyone really surprised by any of this?
And the notion of this "costing" Lousy-ana DOC anything is a joke...it's a wealth redistribution scheme. Keep inmates beyond release date, send "fees" to parish jails affected. And where do these "fees" come from? Well, in my own little conspiracy illusions about this, I can see welfare payments from the feds being used to pay the fees, no actual cost to Lousy-ana except to deny the poor of anything in another way.