Angola inmate attempts to set himself on fire; left in critical condition
BATON ROUGE- An inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary is left in critical condition after attempting to set himself on fire.
Officials say around 8 a.m. Sunday the inmate was found behind Main Prison Camp in critical condition from significant burns. They believe the inmate intentionally set himself on fire, as a suicide attempt.
The prisoner has been transported to a Baton Rouge hospital for treatment. Due to privacy officials will not release the name of the inmate.
Authorities say no foul play is suspected, but an investigation is still underway.