Post: That't Not the Way It's S'posed to Be!
Posted by Hardy Parkerson, J.D. on 1/08/10
I visit prisons all the time.
They're filled with men
Whose greatest crime
Is that they haven't got a dime.
They languish in their prison cells,
Unable there to make their bails;
For the higher that their bonds are set,
The more money that the judges get.
Presumed innocent, they serve their time,
Are not convicted of a crime;
But despairing in a prison cell,
They plead guilty to GET OUT OF JAIL.
And so, my friends, as you can see,
That's not the way it s'posed to be!
[In Louisiana the judges who fix the amount
of the bail bonds get a percentage of the
money paid to a professional bailbondsman
for such bail bonds; so that the higher that
the judges have fixed the bail bonds, the
more money they get. This is a financial
conflict of interest, and judges--of all people--
should not have financial conflicts of interest.
There is more to it all than this, but this is
something to think about.]
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