LOWDOWN: Our Jailhouse Politicians

These days, it seems there’s always either a politician going to prison or getting out of prison. As the saying goes, half the state is underwater and half the state is under indictment.

That’s why in this episode of the Lowdown, we’re catching up with our statesmen in stripes.

Of course, there’s former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who has written a book, gotten married, had a child, starred in a reality TV show and run for Congress since getting out of prison in 2011 for extortion. There’s also former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who was convicted of public corruption and has six more years left of his 10-year sentence in Texarkana, Texas.

And don’t forget former Senate President Michael O’Keeffe, who will soon be released from serving in Beaumont, Texas, for legal misdeeds in the ‘80s and ‘90s. And O’Keeffe’s inmate until 2017, former New Orleans Congressman Bill Jefferson, who the FBI caught with $90,000 in bribes stowed away in his freezer.

Watch, enjoy, and let us know if we left out any of the Bayou State’s best political jail cell tales.

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