Hard time

Hard time

North Louisiana family a major force in the state's vast prison industry



(From The Times-Picayune) JONESBORO -- Clay McConnell is an unlikely scion for a prison empire. An ordained minister, his curly brown hair is fashionably rumpled, and he gets flustered when speaking in front of a video camera. His father, Billy, is the brains behind LaSalle Corrections, the one who expanded the family business from senior citizens to criminals.

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