Posted: Sep 14, 2012 4:52 PM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - Officials say a medium-security prison in southwestern Louisiana will be shutting its doors as part of the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections' continued cost-savings plan.
Officials said Friday most of the prisoners at the C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center in DeQuincy will be shifted to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.
Officials say the closure, expected by the end of November, will save the state more than $2.6 million in the current fiscal year and an additional $11.85 million over the next two years.
There are currently 269 employees at Phelps.
IMAGE: La. Dept. of Corrections