Some progress is being made three days after Ida made landfall, but the region's utility company, Entergy, faces a slew of obstacles in restoring power throughout the region.
Mississippi and Louisiana were hardest hit by the storms that were part of a band of severe weather stretching across the entire southeast of the country.
Severe storms and damaging winds are forecast for the region into Tuesday.
Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.