Nearly 27% of Louisiana state inmates are held beyond their release dates, US Justice Department says

The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, and nicknamed the "Alcatraz of the South" and "The Farm" is a maximum-security prison farm in Louisiana operated by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections.

The Louisiana department of corrections is keeping more than a quarter of inmates behind bars past their scheduled release date, the US Justice Department said in a report Wednesday.

According to the Justice Department, between January and April 2022 alone, nearly 27% of those released from LDOC custody -- nearly 4,100 people -- were held past their release dates.

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FIRST WARN FORECAST: Another chilly evening

February 3, 2023 @ 8:09 pm

DISCUSSION: WOW! What a chilly day across the Coulee Region as highs were only in the single digits. This after starting the day with temperat…

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