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By Prison Legal News

On September 19, 2013, Floyd Tillman, 26, pleaded not guilty to attempted second-degree murder after ramming the gates of the state penitentiary at Angola with his car, while guards opened fire at him.  Tillman had taken his daughters, ages 8 months and 2 years, from Terrebonne Parish.  He then drove to the prison and argued with guards about taking a tour.  After being told many times there were no tours that day, he began ramming the prison’s gates.  It is anticipated that Tillman’s defense attorney will seek a mental health evaluation for his client.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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