Louisiana Man Faces 20 Years in Prison for Stealing Candy

In Politics by Michael Rae

This week, Jacobia Grimes was charged with stealing $31 worth of candy and is facing 20 years in prison for the infraction. This excessive sentence is a product of Louisiana’s notoriously harsh habitual offender law, one of its many mandatory minimum sentencing schemes. In Grimes’ case, he has three prior

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