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Prison Farm Official Indicted In Louisiana 'Hot Box' Deaths

September 25th, 1982 - The superintendent of a rural Louisiana prison farm was indicted today on charges of violating the civil rights of two black teen-age prisoners who died after being confined for 15 hours in the farm's ''hot box.''

Waymon Ray Fortenberry, longtime superintendent of the East Carroll Parish Prison Farm near Tallulah, La., was charged with violating the prisoners' constitutional rights not to be deprived of life or liberty without due process of law and to be free from cruel and unusual punishments resulting in death. ~ New York Times

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