YOUR TURN: Death Row Lawsuit

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - This week's Your Turn segment goes to Wanda Richard.

Richard is one of dozens of people who reacted on our Facebook page to the story this week about a lawsuit filed by Louisiana death row inmates. The inmates are alleging that their constitutional rights are being violated because they are kept in isolation more than 23 hours a day.

Richard is not sympathetic. In her words:

I don't understand the fact that death row inmates have any rights. When in prison, you are there as a punishment. When I got punished as a child I had no TV, no phone or anything but books to keep me company. This country has turned into a bunch of wimps. Why are we so afraid to offend prisoners, least of all those on death row? This is just ridiculous. They are already getting three meals a day and a bed to sleep in which is more than some homeless vets get.

That's Wanda Richard's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to

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