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Child Dies at New Orleans Youth Prison – Vigil, Friday at 7


Around 8:00 AM on Thursday, May 1, 2003, a youth died after an altercation with a guard.  Please join us outside of the prison – Bridge City Correctional Center for Youth (in the West Bank) – as we pause at this loss of life and demand better treatment and care for children in Louisiana's notoriously brutal and ineffective youth prisons.  For more details, see,


When:             7:00 PM (Vigil at Bridge City Correctional Center for Youth)

6:15 PM (at the JJPL office if you need or can provide a ride to Bridge City)


Where:             Meet at JJPL:1600 Oretha Castle Haley, to caravan over to Bridge City

                        (If you cannot get to JJPL's office, we can pick you up) 

                        JJPL office number: (504) 522-5437          


                        OR  Meet us at Bridge City: Directions:

                        Cross Huey Long Bridge to West Bank

                        After crossing the bridge, at traffic circle, pass gas station and make first right.

                        Again, make first right onto 6th St., stay left

                        Go through 1 or 2 stop signs until dead-end

At the end of the road, make a right

                        Bridge City is less than a mile up on the right

                        We'll be on left side of the road, on the levee.


Information:      Anne Parsons, 504-232.7809


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