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La. Sheriff Furious at New Laws Allowing for Release of ‘Good,’ Nonviolent Inmates Because ‘We Use Them to Wash Cars’

In case you ever wondered about the way (some) correctional officers see their inmates, I lead you no further than to Caddo Parish, La., Sheriff Steve Prator, who is ranting and raging mad about new criminal-justice reform laws that will go into effect next month—because it will mean getting rid of cheap labor.

The Real O’Neals Star Martha Plimpton to White Liberals: ‘Speak Up Against State Violence and Racist Injustice’

Martha Plimpton and I have engaged in many heated debates about the intersecting land mines of race, feminism and politics. Sometimes those debates end with us walking away for a time and "liking" each other's statuses on Facebook so that we know we're still good—because that's what you do in 2016 in a hyperconnected…