New Orleans has the largest population of incarcerated individuals per-capita of any city in the world. The Louisiana State Penitentiary, otherwise known as Angola, houses 6,300 men, and is a particularly brutal example of the failings of our criminal justice system.
PJI repeatedly hears reports from Angola about the inhumane conditions in which inmates live- from extreme temperatures to unconstitutional medical care.
On July 12th, a group of eight legal interns, attorneys and paralegals represented PJI and ran the loop at Audubon Park to raise money for our Client and Family Assistance Project. The funds raised will be distributed to cover basic needs of these incarcerated individuals. The fundraising also helps support inmate families maintain a connection to their loved ones through visits and phone calls.