BATON ROUGE, La. (KTAL/KMSS)- An investigation is underway after a Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate was found behind Main Prison Camp in critical condition from significant burns.
According to the release, it happen around 8 a.m. Dec. 22. Department of Corrections and West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators say they believe the inmate set himself on fire, as a suicide attempt.
Quick actions by Louisiana State Penitentiary doctors and medical personnel may have saved this man’s life. The inmate was transported to a Baton Rouge hospital for treatment.
The Department of Public Saftey and Corrections says due to privacy concerns, they can not release the name of the inmate.
All evidence indicates a suicide attempt. There is no indication of foul play. The investigation is still on-going.