Mom wants to know why it took so long to arrest CNN’s John Griffin and says her daughter wants to advocate “for others like her”. The biological mother of the abused adopted 9-year-old speaks to reporters.

“I have lost hope in the system completely. The fact that they knew this man, what he was, and what he did to her, and they did nothing for a year and a half, is mind-blowing.” Catherine, the biological mother of the 9-year old adopted girl that was transported to CNN’s John Griffin to be sexually abused and groomed reported in an interview this morning. Continue reading Mom wants to know why it took so long to arrest CNN’s John Griffin and says her daughter wants to advocate “for others like her”. The biological mother of the abused adopted 9-year-old speaks to reporters.

David Wade Correctional Facility on trial.

A class-action lawsuit filed against David Wade Correctional Center in Claiborne Parish over inadequate mental health care and improper use of solitary confinement finally goes to trial. The lawsuit was filed by Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and Disability Rights Louisiana (formerly known as The Advocacy Center). They claim that “prison officials do not properly screen, diagnose or treat mental illness for prisoners held in solitary confinement — also referred to as ‘extended lockdown’ or ‘restrictive housing’ —  where they are held in their cell for 23 hours a day and rarely allowed social interaction”.  Continue reading David Wade Correctional Facility on trial.