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Council to consider another BR city jail trial run

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Posted: Apr 11, 2012 10:40 AM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Apr 11, 2012 10:58 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: city, misdemeanor, jail, trial, run, metro, council

BATON ROUGE - After success last year which generated around $191,000 in fines, city leaders want to keep the city jail running 24 hours a day.

Councilman Mike Walker will ask the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to grant $50,000 for another misdemeanor jail trial run to show it's effectiveness and clear outstanding warrants.

During the trial period eight months ago, 3,600 warrants were cleared and nearly 350 were arrested for outstanding warrants and kept in city jail.

Tonight on News 2 at 5, we'll preview tonight's introduction and get answers from Constable Reggie Brown on why the council should grant another trial run.

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