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Inmate-housing suit settlement proposed

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Posted: Mar 19, 2010 7:27 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: inmate, lawsuit, settle, Eunice, St. Landry Parish

The city of Eunice is being offered $102,000 by the St. Landry Parish Council to settle a decades-old civil lawsuit for alleged costs of housing state prisoners in the municipal jail.

Parish attorney Andrea West said the original lawsuit dates back to sometime in the early 1990s when the city protested the costs of feeding prisoners that were booked into the jail on state charges.

West said the council's decision will not become official until city officials have a chance to consider the terms offered by the council.

Eunice Mayor Bob Morris tells The Advocate Thursday that he could not comment on the parish council's decision until he and city attorney review the terms.

Morris said the issue might be discussed when the Board of Aldermen meet April 13.

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