Shreveport Death Row Inmate Sues State For Prison Conditions
A death row inmate from Shreveport isn’t satisfied with the conditions in his prison cell. He’s joined two other death row inmates to sue the State of Louisiana over it.
Attorneys for Nathaniel Code say these death row prisoners are forced to live in poorly-ventilated cells at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. They also add that the temperatures in these cells can exceed 95 degrees in the summer.
They are arguing that the conditions in the prison cell violate the ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ aspect of the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment.
Code, who was convicted of murdering eight people, has been on death row for more than 20 years.
The other plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Elzie Ball and James Magee. Ball is serving time for killing a delivery man. Magee is on death row for killing his estranged wife and young son.