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Reps. Richmond, Conyers, Nadler, and Scott Ask DOJ to Investigage Louisiana Prisons; Cite Angola 3 Case


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- 1928 days ago - angola3news.blogspot.com
An excerpt of the letter to the US Dept. of Justice calling for an investigation into several prisons, states that the LA DOC "has an abysmal history of protecting the rights of its prisoners, and the tragic story of the Angola 3 is a case in point."



   

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Angola T (397)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:13 pm
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the full U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez calling for investigations into the alarming conditions in several Louisiana state prison facilities. Specifically, the Members expressed deep concern that the Louisiana Department of Corrections has, “engaged in a pattern or practice of violations of the United States Constitution and federal law in its use of such confinement and detention practices.” In the letter the Representatives urge the Attorney General to begin an investigation into the use of solitary confinement, and other troubling detention practices, in numerous Louisiana prison facilities, especially in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana.
 
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