Wednesday Aug 27
Grits for Breakfast
Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit...
At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: " Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas? " She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of death row inmates in the Angola unit in Louisiana which may soon cause our Bayou State neighbors to "join ... (more)
New York Post
David Blaine puts on magic show for dangerous inmates
David Blaine performed a show for a crowd including Bloods and Crips members at a Manhattan detention center.
Angola maintenance worker accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate
A maintenance worker at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate, has been arrested on a felony count of malfeasance in office, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning.
Fighting death: At 75, nun's soul still stirs for cause
A young Prejean, right, and her sister Mary Ann with their father. She grew up, she says, in a privileged home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, oblivious to the racism and poverty around her.
Killer won't be prosecuted for murders in DeSoto, East Texas
Self-confessed hit man Larry Thompson won't be prosecuted for murders in DeSoto Parish and East Texas in an agreement reached with prosecutors of those jurisdictions.