Della Hasselle

Della Hasselle, a freelance journalist and producer, reports on charter schools and writes occasional criminal justice stories for The Lens. A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Hasselle lived in New York for 10 years. While up north, she produced and anchored news segments, wrote feature stories and reported breaking news for DNAinfo.com, a hyperlocal news site. Before that, she worked at the New York Daily News. She obtained her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached at (917) 304-6121.

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Death-penalty study suggests using nitrogen to carry out executions

Camp J, beyond the gates of the sprawling prison farm at Angola, condemns recalcitrant inmates to conditions that have been likened to torture.

Amid nationwide controversy surrounding lethal injection, Louisiana officials are recommending a new way to execute the condemned: death by nitrogen. And the head of the state prison system also wants legislators to reconsider an execution-secrecy bill that was introduced but dropped during last year’s legislative session.