OPEN MINDS On-Line News The State of Louisiana agreed in Federal District Court in Baton Rouge to effect vast changes in the way it runs its juvenile prisons. Those changes include taking steps to protect inmates from abusive guards and to provide medical, dental, and mental health care. The agreement was meant to settle several lawsuits against the state, including one by the United States Department of Justice, which had charged that teenage inmates were routinely beaten by guards and deprived of food, medical care, and clothing. The agreement was reported in the New . . .
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