Pentagon program puts materiel in hands of local law-enforcement agencies, similar to police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Louisiana has the highest rate of gun homicides for young people in the country.
For years, the NRA has dominated public debate over gun regulations, with millions in the bank and millions of members. But in the past two years, the gun control movement has gotten more organized and raised more money.
State Department of Safety and Corrections declines to comment on how it sought lethal-injection drug.
The state refused to say where it got a lethal injection drug just days before a scheduled execution in February. Now sources tell The Lens that it came from Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. "Had we known of the real use,” said a member of the board of directors, “we never would have done it.”
State prison officials are considering alternatives to current methods as death-row inmate awaits hearing.
A Sheriff's Office committee selected a company in private, but the agency won't say who it is.
Inmate Kenny “Zulu” Whitmore has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that it's unconstitutional to be held in solitary confinement for so long. Warden Burl Cain said he may take him out, but he's concerned about the inmate's affiliation with the Black Panther Party.
The law excludes deputies whose primary job isn’t law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office says deputies 'wear many hats.'
The current facility is in terrible condition, and inmates are not well supervised. The solutions are expensive.