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Problems At Youth Correctional Centers Escalate


April 30, 2020

In a span of two weeks, the conditions at some of Louisiana’s youth correctional facilities has been in the news, and it hasn’t been good. A fight at a Bridge City facility occurred where a reported forty inmates were involved in violent fights. During the conflict, property was destroyed, and many were injured, leaving the facilities' personnel worried about what could happen next. Bridge City wasn’t alone. Here at the Swanson Youth Correctional Center in Monroe, there have been two reported cases of inmates escaping from the facility, but details of how those escapes occurred have b...

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