ANGOLA- A guard at the state penitentiary is on the other side of the cell walls after she was arrested on smuggling charges.
Investigators said Tuesday, LeAngela Handy was stuffing her bra with drugs and other illegal items and sneaking them into the prison.
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BATON ROUGE - The warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary has apologized to a federal judge for efforts to try to cool death row cells when independent temperature monitoring had been ordered. Burl Cain, warden at the Angola prison, said Tuesday that he made a mistake when he added temporary... more »
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a bid to block the scheduled execution of condemned child-killer Christopher Sepulvado. Sepulvado is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 13. Louisiana's last execution took place in 2010. The 69-year-old man's lawyers argued he should be allowed to challenge... more »
ZACHARY, La.- State corrections officials are considering a telephone access program to curtail unauthorized cellphone use in state prisons, corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde said.
The Advocate reported authorities have confiscated 32 cellphones this year from inmates at the Angola state penitentiary, and two more were found before they could... more »
NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday... more »