Louisiana prisons have the highest death rate of any state. People incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola suffer from permanent injury and death as a result of prison officials’ chronic failure to provide adequate medical care. This brutal treatment hampers incarcerated individuals’ reentry into society, prevents rehabilitation, and is cruel and dangerous.
PJI, along with our partners, are asking the court to order prison officials to stop endangering people’s lives and start fulfilling their obligation to provide adequate medical care and disability accommodations to prisoners at Angola.
This case has garnered media attention. Read the coverage here:
Associated Press via US News: Trial Starts Over Grossly Deficient Prison Medical Care
Houma Today: Angola Lawsuit Contains Troubling Allegations