State corrections officials on Monday proposed an air-conditioning system, once-daily cold showers and chests filled with ice to cool sweltering death row inmates at the state penitentiary at Angola.

The “heat remediation plan” filed in federal court in Baton Rouge is a direct response to Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson’s Dec. 19 order that the state draft a plan to lower searing hot heat indices inside death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Mayor Landrieu’s Disneyfied policies include his proposal for “closing hours” for Jackson Square, signing a law banning certain speech on Bourbon Street, his support (later retracted) for the recently-proposed noise ordinance, his well-publicized enforcement crackdowns on alcoholic beverage outlets and live music venues – the list goes on.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...