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Prisoners for Profits (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-02-28

Duration: 00:05:57

Subjects: Immigration | Prisons | Journalism


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Stole, Bryn Interviewee


This segment from the February 28, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the 8,000 federal immigrant detainees being held in Louisiana prisons. She interviews Bryn Stole, an investigative reporter with the New Orleans Advocate, who discusses his reporting on the issue in collaboration with the PBS NewsHour for a series of reports called “Prisoners for Profit.”