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How Oil Money Turned Louisiana Into the Prison Capital of the World

United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which stretches into Louisiana via Wikimedia Commons By Lydia Pelot-Hobbs / Truthout On October 14, 2023, Louisiana elected far right candidate Jeff Landry to the governor’s mansion. As the state’s current attorney general, Landry (a former police officer and sheriff’s deputy) has made headlines for his creation of an anti-crime policing task force […]