MHP: Louisiana's Booming Prison System

Louisiana has become the prison capital of the world, but are inmates being rehabilitated?

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On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry took her show's cameras to New Orleans to look into Louisiana's prison system. The state has become the prison capital of the world, incarcerating five times more people than the country of Iran and 16 times more than country of China. Harris-Perry sat down in the Big Easy with Norris Henderson, a local prison-reform activist, and talked about what America has built and how law officers in some areas are even paid per head they deliver into the jail system.

Watch Harris-Perry and Henderson parse this growing social issue:

 

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