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Lawsuit: David Wade prisoners may have been forced to bark for food

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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana prison officials blocked attorneys from investigating “alarming” allegations of inmate abuse, including claims that mentally ill prisoners were forced to kneel or bend down and bark like dogs to get food, a lawsuit alleges.

The federal suit, filed Thursday by the Advocacy Center, said the New Orleans-based nonprofit also has received reports that disabled prisoners at David Wade Correctional Center in Homer have been slapped, punched, kicked, sprayed with mace and bleach and stripped of clothing during the winter.

Attorneys from the Advocacy Center and the MacArthur Justice Center visited the north Louisiana prison in June to investigate

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