Jailed Immigrants in Louisiana Report Unlivable Conditions in ICE Jails After Hurricane Laura

HeadlineAug 31, 2020

Immigrants detained at the LaSalle and Jackson Parish correctional centers in Louisiana are denouncing unlivable conditions inside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement prisons after Hurricane Laura battered the state. According to prisoners, the two facilities have flooded with urine and feces, don’t have electricity, clean food or water, and don’t have air circulation, forcing prisoners to sleep outside, many in their underwear.

As Louisiana residents now face the long road to recovery from Hurricane Laura, many also marked this weekend 15 years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, killing over 1,800 people and devastating the city of New Orleans.

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