Louisiana State Penitentiary investigators have questioned more than 100 people concerning allegations that some prison employees were "paid to turn their back" while inmates had sexual relations with visiting wives and girlfriends, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Two employees resigned to avoid disciplinary action, one correctional officer has been disciplined and two other officers are still under investigation, Daniel said.Daniel said he met Monday with prison officials who said they have additional people to question before the results of their internal investigation are submitted for possible prosecution."We'll meet again when they're finished and see what the district attorney wants to do," the sheriff said.No one has been arrested in the investigation, and no names of suspects were released after the meeting.Correctional officers who accept money from inmates are subject to being charged with malfeasance in office, a felony.Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot tells The Advocate that some prisoners believed to have been involved in the incidents are inmate ministers who participate in Angola religious programs."Not all of them are, but some of them are inmate ministers," she said.Inmate organizations often have programs to which outside guests are invited, but Fontenot said investigators are looking at two separate night events held in the Main Prison "A'' Building that were not sponsored by religious organizations within the prison.
Daniel said the incidents of sexual intercourse occurred in a storeroom.The sheriff said prison investigators questioned 96 inmates and determine that 10 engaged in unauthorized conduct.Angola is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.Angolans are forced to labor in the agriculture, fishing, construction, domestic service, and artisanal diamond mining sectors within the country.Chinese nationals in Angola exploit Angolan children in brick-making factories, construction, and rice farming. Angolan adults use children under the age of 12 for forced criminal activity, as children cannot be criminally prosecuted.