Louisiana's For-Profit Prisons
How Long Jail Sentences for Trivial Offences Enrich Local Sheriffs' and Police Departments

Robin, Maxime
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/06/louisianas-for-profit-prisons/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  06/12/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15476

In Louisiana, writing a cheque that bounces still carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, and the minimum sentence for a repeat burglary offender is 24 years without parole.