Lousiana: Juvenile offender with mental illness tried as an adult, sent to solitary confinement on death row.
Placing inmates in solitary confinement for their physical and/or mental safety is a form of medical incarceration. It’s extremely counter-productive due to the astronomical exacerbation of mental illness done by solitary, especially for youth. According to reporting by eyewitness investigator Mike Perlstein, Alonzo Defillo Jr. ended up on death row at the nation’s bloodiest prison, […]
Louisiana: Black mothers are at the center of a fight to keep youth out of adult prison
“Legal advocates say moving incarcerated youth to the once notoriously-violent Angola prison will traumatize them and limit their access to needed programs and services.” Reporting from The 19th: “‘I do not believe Angola is a place for any child, and as a parent, I strenuously disapprove of the decision to move my son and any […]