Collaboration between NBC, Propublica & Marshallproject
No light. No nothing.'
Inside Louisiana's harshest juvenile lockup Teens at the Acadiana Center for Youth at St. Martinville were held in solitary confinement around the clock, shackled with leg irons and deprived of an education.
“These kids were in their cells with no beds on a concrete floor with a state-issued green mattress — flame retardant — a blanket and a sheet and nothing else. No light. No nothing,” says a former staffer.
Truly shocking story By Erin Einhorn, Annie Waldman, ProPublica and Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project
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