Dying in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

37 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2018

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Andrea C. Armstrong

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Date Written: July 15, 2018

Abstract

This report, published by the Promise of Justice Initiative, details the deaths of 25 men in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison due to unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Focusing on data from 2012 to 2016, the report notes that inadequate medical and mental healthcare and insufficient staff training has left to a mortality rate among prisoners that is several times higher than the national average. Suggested recommendations made by this report include increased funding for prisoner health services, better training by all custodial staff, and greater transparency so that the public has more awareness of the jail’s conditions and of injuries and deaths that occur there.

Keywords: constitutional law, prisons, prisoners, penology

Suggested Citation

Armstrong, Andrea C., Dying in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison (July 15, 2018). The Promise of Justice Initiative, July 2018; Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2018-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3237620

Andrea C. Armstrong (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )

7214 St. Charles Ave., Box 901
Campus Box 901
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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