LSUHSC School of Medicine Psychiatry | Louisiana State Penitentiary
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Louisiana State Penitentiary

Louisiana State Penitentiary (also known as Angola) and the Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility provide the Forensic Psychiatry training experience for our residents. Louisiana State Penitentiary is the state’s only maximum-security prison with an inmate population of over 5,000.  Angola, which was established in 1880, is located approximately 59 miles northwest of Baton Rouge on 18,000 acres of farmland. Of Angola’s inmates, 86% are violent offenders.  Fifty-two percent (52%) of the inmate population are serving a life sentence and will never be released from prison.  There are currently 82 male inmates on Louisiana’s Death Row. Elayn Hunt Correctional Center (EHCC) has a population of over 2,000 and is located in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. EHCC also serves as a medical facility for seriously or chronically ill offenders. EHCC has the responsibility of providing chronic mental health care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis for offenders in state custody. PGY2’s and PGY4’s rotate through Angola and Hunt prisons during their forensic psychiatry month, working in outpatient clinics, seeing psychosomatic medicine consults, treating acutely ill inpatient prisoners, and attending court hearings.


September 24, 2014


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