A federal judge has ordered Louisiana officials to move kids out of a former death row unit at Angola, one of the nation’s most notorious prisons. The ruling found that authorities at the facility had locked children up in cells for days at a time as a form of punishment, punished detained youth with the use of handcuffs, mace, and denial of family visits, and failed to provide appropriate educational and social services and mental health treatment. We are joined to discuss by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, a senior reporter for The Appeal, who has consistently investigated the treatment of child prisoners held at Angola. Elizabeth writes on prison and jail conditions, and wrongful convictions.
Read Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg’s coverage: https://theappeal.org/louisiana-judge-ruling-angola-prison-children/
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