Lawsuit: Louisiana prison won't provide public records
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.