The latest "in-custody death" in N. E., Louisiana has occurred in Ouachita Parish, at the Richwood Correctional facility. The, most recent vivid memory is the "in-custody death" of a teen-ager at Green Oaks Detention. Sixteen years of age. Several different stories "emerged", in this instance. In the latest incident, this man was Fifty-eight (58) years of age. The teen-ager at Green Oaks was Sixteen(16) years of age.
All parties are querying why this has happened. In another incident at Richwood Correctional, an individual died in custody; all questions were directed to the Sheriff's Office. Nothing, was ever released publicly in the press, about who this person was, how he died!!
In Morehouse Parish a young-person "died-in-custody". It is a mere question of how is it that people in general can die in-custody, on such a regular basis. It was stated the youngster was badly beaten and bruised. There is no conclusive outcome to this event by investigative authorities.
When you couple these occurences of two-individuals shot to death in a bail bond office in South-Monroe, not far from the "Public Safety" Complex; something is severely wrong. To my expansive knowledge, there is no conclusive outcome to who killed (murdered) the two persons.
It would appear a problem exists within the "law-enforcement investigative" capacity and the "penal/detention in-custody secured life expectancy" of an inmate. It is our opinion, that a person's life expectancy, should be secure when "in-custody" of Law Enforcement and Penal/Detention/Prison systems. Period!!
It is imperative, that these types of incidents cease from our existence. Whatever intervention needed should be done, to end this problem. It May Require a Complaint, with the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice
If, these incidents are evidence of Public Corruption should this not be looked in to by the appropriate officials.
It is our prayer and hope, that an equitable solution, will be afforded the people of this area.
In Custody Deaths Must End. Investigative outcomes must responsibly produce clear facts, in the lives of the murdered [Bail-bond homicide]; and those who are increasingly "Dead-In-Custody".
Further issue-advocacy contact: Louisiana State Wide Civil Rights Conference & Forum
WE ARE AWARE THIS TYPE OF THING IS ON-GOING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE. AT THE MOMENT, HOWEVER, WE ARE FOCUSING ON N. E. LOUISIANA- !!!
However, our efforts will have statewide & national impact.