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Lawsuit: Louisiana prison won't provide public records

3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 August 15, 2017 6:56 AM August 15, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- A civil rights organization says it's suing to get public records regarding inmates held apart from other prisoners at a lockup in Louisiana.

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center says the warden of the Allen Correctional Center in Kinder has failed to comply with a public records request made nearly two months ago.

MacArthur Center Director Katie Schwartzmann says in a Monday news release that other Louisiana prisons have complied with such requests regarding inmates held in solitary confinement and segregated housing.

Allen Correctional officials did not respond to a phoned request for comment Monday evening.

The MacArthur Center released says the lawsuit was filed in state court in southwest Louisiana's Allen Parish.

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