Tell Jeff Landry To Stop Prioritizing Mass Incarceration Over Public Health!

Tell Jeff Landry To Stop Prioritizing Mass Incarceration Over Public Health!

On April 1, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sent a disturbingly ignorant letter to Gov. John Bel Edwards, urging him not protect those in the custody of Louisiana’s Department of Corrections from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In it, he implies that releasing nonviolent, low-risk individuals would release a wave of crime and violence on our streets.

We know how ridiculous that stance is. Media reports are already showing that prisons are effectively a breeding ground for COVID-19.

We need you to tell Jeff Landry that he’s wrong.

This is a public health crisis. In the world’s most incarcerated place on Earth, Louisiana has a moral obligation to protect the individuals in her custody. These folks shouldn’t have been in prison in the first place, but now that we are facing a deadly pandemic that spreads like wildfire in dense environments (hint hint: like jails), this is about the character of our state.

Will you remind the Attorney General that Louisianans don’t share his cruel, inhumane sense of “justice?”


Tell Jeff Landry To Stop Prioritizing Mass Incarceration Over Public Health!

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End date: Apr 09, 2020

Signatures collected: 65

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