Friday, April 28, 2006

Not only did nursing home patients get left behind...

... they left the kids behind too: "The only juveniles not sent to Jetson prior to the hurricane were those in the New Orleans detention centers. Instead of evacuating, the city shipped them to Orleans Parish Prison. Mayor C. Ray Nagin%u2019s office refused repeated requests for comment for this story.

According to eyewitnesses quoted in a Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, the 100 juveniles transferred to OPP spent as many as four days in rising floodwaters with little food or water as the adult facility descended into violence and chaos."

What the fuck are ten-year-olds doing in prison anyhow?


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