LA Inmate Beaten to Death; Jail ‘In a State of Chaos’

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Tommy Joe Smith, 40, was just trying to find a bunk in a dorm at the Tangipahoa, La., Parish Jail last week after he was booked on a probation violation associated with an earlier conviction for a sex crime. Most of the 21 other inmates in the dorm to which Smith was assigned took umbrage at his presence, says Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the brother of Gov. John Bel Edwards, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!