A radio talk host on 710 KEEL in Shreveport blasted the John Bel Edwards jailbreak agenda earlier today. “Should we do away with the bail bond system?” asked the talk show host. JBE is expected to push legislation this year to let more so-called non-violent offenders out of prison and to cut back the use of bail bonds.
Meanwhile, a judge dealt a blow to another component of the JBE jailbreak agenda. A judge refused to extend the right to vote to people on parole or probation.
A Baton Rouge state judge reluctantly upheld a 1976 Louisiana law Monday that prohibits roughly 71,000 felons on probation and parole from voting.
[…]The judge, however, said the bottom line for him is that if felons on probation or parole violate their probation or parole, then the state can “implement the pending order of imprisonment” and send them back to prison.
“How do you get around that? That’s where I have the biggest problem,” [Judge Tim] Kelley said. “If I take your position I’m bending the law. I like your position.”
Surely legislation will be moved to change this law. The problem is that corrupt officials can threaten to revoke parole or probation if they don’t vote a certain way. Louisiana already extends the right to vote to felons once they have served their sentence. That is appropriate.
There is no need to grant the franchise to parolees and those on probation. It is a part of their sentence.