NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For John Floyd, freedom is a flip phone. It’s a snap-on western shirt and a pair of Dan Post cowboy boots — some of his first acquisitions upon leaving the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in June after 36 years. But mostly, Floyd said, it’s the steady job he has working with animals on a farm, and the keys to a truck that he can drive around Carencro, the sleepy Lafayette suburb that he now calls home.
For John Floyd, freedom is a flip phone.It's a snap-on western shirt and a pair of Dan Post cowboy boots — some of his first acquisitions upon leaving the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in June after 36 years.But mostly, Floyd said, it's the steady job he has working with animals on a farm, and the keys to a truck that he can drive around Carencro, the sleepy Lafayette suburb that he now calls home. "Everybody likes me down here in Carencro," Floyd, 68, said matter-of-factly.
A familiar face will head the table on Friday when a new state task force convenes in Baton Rouge to begin work on creating a "felony class system," with the goal of making prison sentences and releases more consistent and transparent across the state's 600-plus felony statutes.Kenneth Polite Jr., the former U.S. attorney in New Orleans, confirmed Monday that he has been named by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson as her delegate to the task force.
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