WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Kenneth Gleason, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been identified as the inmate found dead Wednesday at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.

Gleason, who was convicted earlier this year and sentenced to life in prison for the racially motivated killings of two men in 2017, was found dead at the facility.


Attorney Jarret Ambeau, who was part of Gleason’s defense team, says he was told Gleason’s death was reported as a heart attack.

Records show Gleason was transferred to Angola just two days ago on Sept. 20.

An official autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death, Ambeau says.


Geo quick facts: West Feliciana Parish is a civil parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. At the 2010 census, the population was 15,625, and 15,310 at the 2020 census. The parish seat is St. Francisville. The parish was established in 1824 – Wikipedia.