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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »