Federal Judge Shelly Dick allows 'untenable' plan to send juvenile inmates to Angola prison

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Critics of mass incarceration are condemning a ruling handed down late Friday by a federal judge in Louisiana, who admitted the state's plan to send teenage inmates at a juvenile detention center to the notorious state penitentiary at Angola was "disturbing" even as she decided the plan could move forward.

Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick ruled that the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) can send two dozen children under the age of 18 from Bridge City Center for Youth, located outside New Orleans, to the Louisiana State Penitentiary, denying a motion brought by several law firms and the ACLU to halt the plan.

The plan was proposed by the OJJ after a series of escapes from the Bridge City Center, which were also used as the reasoning behind subjecting youths in the facility to solitary confinement earlier this year.

Dick said in her ruling that "locking children in cells at night at Angola is untenable" but that the state cannot tolerate "the threat of harm these youngsters present to themselves, and others."
Full article: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/ ... ola-prison

This ruling brings a new meaning to the term "jailbait". BTW this judge was appointed by President Obama.
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Judgeships are interesting, they can be appointed politically, but there is no telling what their real positions are until they get the judgeship they want. Once in they can choose to be who they really are unless they harbor plans for a scotus seat. In that case they will continue to play the chameleon and lie.
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The article is one sided, we don't know what the judge said in her ruling. We don't know anything about these teens, it sounds like the juvenile system isn't able to control them and therefore they are a threat to other juveniles and to staff. Child advocate groups can always appeal the district court decision to the 5th Circuit in New Orleans.
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highdesert wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:07 pm The article is one sided, we don't know what the judge said in her ruling. We don't know anything about these teens, it sounds like the juvenile system isn't able to control them and therefore they are a threat to other juveniles and to staff. Child advocate groups can always appeal the district court decision to the 5th Circuit in New Orleans.
Sending them to Angola prison is like sending them to a graduate level course in how to be a criminal. It is also considered to be one of the worst prisons in one of the worst prison systems in the country.
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"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." ~ Louis Brandeis,

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