Prison reform is going just about as good as you could expect. An Oklahoma man named Lawrence Paul Anderson who was recently released from prison after Governor Stitt commuted his sentence, is back in prison after he attempted to cook his neighbors heart with potatoes and serve it to his family before killing Leon Pye, 67, stabbing the aunt and killing the pair’s 4-year-old granddaughter.
According to The Oklahoman, Anderson had his sentence commuted by Gov. Kevin Stitt, by the recommendation of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. He was originally supposed to serve 20 years with no possibility of parole. The sentence was commuted to nine years, and he ended up serving just over three of them before being released.
The third victim is my former daughter in law and mother of two of my grandkids. Andrea Blankenship is her name . I believe Andrea was living nearby in a rental house her sister or mother owned and was killed there. I have no details yet on anything. He was released… pic.twitter.com/D0e4xWabJe
— Craig Blankenship (@Daqcraig) February 15, 2021
Lawrence Paul Anderson was serving his sentence for drugs and guns related charges before Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt commuted his sentence at the recommendation of the Oklahoma Pardon & Parole Board. This is just another example of how prison reform policy actually works.
The number of Oklahomans in our state prisons declined by 7.6% bringing the number of those incarcerated to the lowest level since 2009. This is reducing the strain on our prison facilities, giving us the opportunity to reimagine the future of housing inmates. #OklaSOTS20
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) February 3, 2020
Cannibalism may be rare within the United States of America, but in certain parts of the world, the practice continues as it had for centuries prior.
Prison reform policy is a roll of the dice, where we release criminals into the streets and just hope they aren’t going to cook their neighbors heart and attempt to feed it to their family members.