Just the other day a man from Shreveport, Louisiana; Fair Wayne Bryant's life sentence was up held by the Louisiana State Supreme Court.
The Habitual Offender law in Louisiana is cruel and unusual punishment in antiquated dixie legalism.
The habitual offender law must be repealed.
He was sentenced to life for trying to steal hedge clippers. Only one justice objected.
When the latest abomination from the state Supreme Court cried out for a rebuke from the voice of reason and compassion, retired judge Calvin Johnson, inevitably, was there to provide it.
“Forget it (the law) for a second,” Johnson said. “Just the inhumanity. Just the inhumanity of it. It just takes your breath away.”