ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Sentencing is set for Oct. 30 for a prisoner who was found guilty of possessing drugs in the federal penitentiary at Pollock. The U.S. Attorney's Office tells The Town Talk 41-year-old Elbert Carlton was found guilty Tuesday after a jury trial in federal court in Alexandria.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims Dennis Bargher Jr., 33,... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man wanted by Rayne authorities after he escaped and stole a city truck has been arrested in Baton Rouge. The Advertiser of Lafayette says 42-year-old John Jesse Smith escaped Feb. 4. He was a state trusty and was being allowed to perform public works... more »
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A prisoner who escaped from a transport van on Interstate 55 near Hammond has surrendered. The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/nc3ONT) reported that 33-year-old Sedrick Smith, of Greensburg, agreed to meet federal marshals early Sunday in Livingston Parish. The Tangipahoa Parish sheriff says Smith was arrested without incident. Authorities... more »
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A prisoner who fled the Livingston Parish Courthouse Tuesday after being sentenced to five years on drug charges has been captured, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies captured Dennis Ray Caruso Jr., 23, about two hours after he fled the courthouse, said Perry Rushing, chief of... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana jail routinely humiliates suicidal prisoners by forcing them to wear skimpy shorts that say "Hot Stuff" on the rear and confines them in tiny "squirrel cages" for weeks at a time, a civil liberties group said Thursday. In an open letter to St. Tammany... more »