Sep 15, 2023
Under Public and Legal Pressure, Louisiana Finally Moves Children Out of Angola Prison
BATON ROUGE, La. — After more than a year of national and local advocacy, public outrage and an ongoing federal lawsuit, the state of Louisiana has finally relented and moved chi...
Sep 15, 2023
Appeals Court Allows Louisiana to Keep Children in Angola Prison
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing Louisiana to continue to hold children in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola. The district court ...
Sep 08, 2023
Judge Orders Louisiana to Remove Children from Angola Prison by September 15
The judge found the state’s treatment of the children amounted to cruel and unusual punishment
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Jul 18, 2023
Emergency Filing Details Routine Solitary Confinement for Youth at Angola Prison
Advocates are asking a federal judge to take emergency action and remove children from Angola Prison after mounting abuses
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Court case: Alex A. v. Edwards
Oct 20, 2022
Youth Justice Advocates Condemn Transfer of Children to Angola Prison
BATON ROUGE, La. — Youth justice advocates are denouncing the transfer of children to the Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola Prison. The state confirmed yesterday that ...
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
Aug 24, 2022
Louisiana Will Pause Planned Transfer of Youth to Angola Prison
In response to a federal lawsuit, the state has agreed not to move youth to the adult prison pending a hearing next month
Issue Areas: Juvenile Justice
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