Zulu has been kept in prison long beyond setting a parole date for him. The LDOC gave him a date to apply for parole that was long after he was entitled for parole. Now the Department of Justice has said that Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) keeps people beyond their parole or release dates, and has known about this for more than 10 years.
Not only is this against what the courts have ordered, and it is against the prisoners and their families, it is unethical, but if that was not enough, it is also against tax payers, because they have to pay for the extra money it costs to keep paroled and officially released prisoners in jails (they are moved from the prisons to the jails). Does the State of Louisiana also receive money per prisoner held?
This is from a report on WAFB Channel 9 (CBS), Jan. 25th 2023:
“DOJ announced that it believes that the LDOC has kept people in prison past the dates when they are legally entitled to be released from custody.”
“The US Department of Justice announced on Wednesday, Jan. 25, that it believes the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LDOC) has violated the Fourteenth Amendment by “routinely” keeping people in prison past the dates when they are legally entitled to be released from custody.”
Read and watch the news item here.
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