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Federal Court Orders Louisiana to Transfer Children from Angola Prison

Posted on AllSides September 11th, 2023
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A federal judge ordered prison officials in Louisiana to remove children locked up in the former death row section of Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola. The judge also said children could no longer be held at Angola, ruling it amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. For the past 10 months, children — mostly Black boys — have been held in solitary confinement, denied family visits, deprived of education and mental health treatment, among other inhumane conditions.

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