Concerns over Angola’s teenage education
Lafayette, La. (KLFY) – Civil society and children’s rights groups are demanding that state authorities provide education for more than 20 young people who will soon be deported to Angola.
The decision to move the boy to the country’s largest maximum security lockup came after multiple escapees from detention centers statewide.
in the meantime Governor John Bell Edwards has promised that young people will receive the same education and counseling programs that they currently receive from the Juvenile Justice Department in Angola, but child rights advocates are unsure. They say they have no current plans to educate the youth.
of Louisiana Children’s Rights Center In early August, I submitted a letter to the state ministry responsible for youth education in Angola. Their request was to provide detailed information on how to ensure an education for teenagers.
“Any documentation showing plans to provide education in Angola facilities. From the special school district and OJJ, they said they had none.
She said there is concern that Angola is an adult prison and there is no infrastructure for educating children. .
“There should be no movement of children from youth camps to Angola. Children should not be in Angola, but it is very clear that there are no plans in place to ensure a smooth transfer. to help the future of the world,” said Winkler.
She added that state law mandates that children receive an education, and that doesn’t change when they’re in juvenile halls. .
“Moving our children to Angola is an incredibly serious move. rice field.
Civil rights lawyers are now asking a federal judge to block state authorities from transferring teenagers to Angola. A complaint was filed in U.S. District Court on Friday.