Lawsuit: Louisiana prison won't provide public records

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A civil rights organization says it's suing to get public records regarding inmates held apart from other prisoners at a lockup in Louisiana.
 
The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center says the warden of the Allen Correctional Center in Kinder has failed to comply with a public records request made nearly two months ago.
 
MacArthur Center Director Katie Schwartzmann says in a Monday news release that other Louisiana prisons have complied with such requests regarding inmates held in solitary confinement and segregated housing.
 
Allen Correctional officials did not respond to a phoned request for comment Monday evening.  The MacArthur Center released says the lawsuit was filed in state court in southwest Louisiana's Allen Parish.

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