Federal Judge Won't Block Plan To Relocate Young Offenders To Angola

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A federal judge isn't blocking Gov. John Bel Edwards's plan to move two dozen incarcerated teens to the state prison at Angola.

In the ruling issued on Friday, a U.S. District Judge said she doesn't like the idea of transferring the teens to Angola, but agreed there's no better choice.

Friday's ruling was in response to a civil lawsuit a group of advocates filed in Baton Rouge against the governor and several other officials.

The suit asked the judge for a temporary restraining order against the plan and an injunction to block it permanently.

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