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  • Louisiana prisoners train dogs up for adoption

    December 16, 2013 7:24 AM

    ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) - Louisiana corrections officials are touting a program in which prisoners provide obedience training to dogs set for adoption. Three of those dogs were set Monday to be part of "graduation" ceremonies at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. State officials say a... more »
  • Jindal asked to remove prisoners from isolation

    April 18, 2012 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An international human rights organization is calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to end four decades of solitary confinement for two former Black Panthers convicted of murdering a Louisiana prison guard. Sixty-five-year-old Albert Woodfox and 70-year-old Herman Wallace were serving unrelated sentences for armed robbery in... more »
  • Lousiana Senate backs ban on prisoners using Facebook

    May 18, 2011 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State prisoners would be banned from using social networking sites like Facebook, if the Louisiana House agrees to a proposal backed by the state Senate. Delhi Sen. Francis Thompson, a Democrat, calls his bill a bid to end inappropriate use of Internet sites. The only... more »
  • US Apologized to Guatemala for Infecting Prisoners with Syphilis 60 Years Ago

    October 1, 2010 12:36 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to call Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom to personally apologize over a disclosure that American scientists deliberately infected Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis decades ago. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Friday that the news was "shocking, it's tragic, it's reprehensible." Obama's spokesman... more »
  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Helping Prisoners Escape

    January 21, 2010 4:56 PM

    The Jeanerette Marshal's office arrested Herman Lockette who was wanted by the Vidalia Sheriff's Office. Authorities were in search of Lockette since he allegedly assisted two inmates escape from the Concordia Parish work release program. They were then brought to Lafayette. The inmates were later apprehended by the... more »
  • New Surveillance System for Iberia Parish Jail

    October 21, 2009 6:17 PM

    Some high tech upgrades are coming to the Iberia parish jail. The old analog surveillance system is being swapped for a digital one. The $140,000 system was paid for with state grant money. Last month at another jail, an inmate was discovered beaten to death by fellow inmates. The new... more »

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