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Old 09-22-2005, 06:08 PM
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Exclamation Radio interview with New Orleans Inmate abandoned after Katrina - listen online

Personal account of the situation for prisoners locked in their cells, abandoned by the guards for days whilst the water reaches the 3rd floor.
It is an interview with a man who was incarcerated in Orleans Parish Prison until he escaped after the guards left them there to fend for themselves as
the waters rose.

Here is the link for the radio broadcast

www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=14195.

[By the way, programs of interest to PTO will be archived every week...this happens to be the first one]

If you want to listen and have problems you are welcome to pm me.
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:32 PM
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Wow! Well, I think the prison officials should lose their jobs over that.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:13 PM
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I agree but I bet they will not.
There were some extenuating circumstances in that the locks were electronic but the electricity was out. The guards said they would be back but they just abandoned them. The prisoners, apparently were able to break the locks so at least those that could swim survived. I am not sure how many died.
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That's horrible.
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New Orleans: Prisoners Abandoned to Floodwaters

(New York, September 22, 2005)—As Hurricane Katrina began
pounding New Orleans, the sheriff's department abandoned
hundreds of inmates imprisoned in the city's jail, Human Rights
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http://hrw.org/english/docs/2005/09/22/usdom11773.htm.


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OMG! Thank you for the article. They were literally trapped.
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The people in charge at the nursing home where 300 people were left to die may be charged with murder. Is this case any different?
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WOW...that is BEYOND horrible!!! Last time I checked, inmates where HUMAN BEINGS too!!! I feel SO bad for those guys...I am speechless What a f***ing shame!!!! And of course they say that no one was left...what a crock of BS!!!! They SHOULD be charged with murder in the WORST degree!!!!
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This angers me to no end how cowardly and selfish they were, and i will leave it at that, i have nothing nice to say .....
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Please get the facts straight. There were approx 30 people [NOT 300] who died and the owners of that nursing home were arrested!!
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Wow! Well, I think the prison officials should lose their jobs over that.
I think at the very least, if they are guilty of abandoning these guys in the face of this hurricane or in its aftermath, they should most definitely lose their freedom.. And for a very long time.
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