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Officers end 3-day protest by inmates inside Louisiana jail

Louisiana law enforcement officers have ended a three-day peaceful protest by jail inmates who demanded improvements to living conditions, including quicker attention to requests for medical care. Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson says her deputies and state Department of Public Safety and Corrections officers entered a pod inside the Orleans Justice Center on Sunday night after inmates activated the sprinkler system and began to flood the area. Inmates had barricaded a pod and refused food, water and medication. Hutson says deputies repeatedly offered to bring food and medication, and inmates refused to accept it.