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Inmates from New Orleans headed to Iberville prison

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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 3:19 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Aug 13, 2014 10:04 PM
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press

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Topics: New Orleans, jail reform, St. Gabriel, inmates, mental health

ST. GABRIEL- Inmates with mental health needs will be moved from the Orleans Parish Prison to Hunt Correctional Center in a more than half-million dollar plan to reform OPP.

The Crescent City's jail is undergoing slow-moving reforms. Inmates have been held in moldy, flooded conditions. Sometimes, they have to sleep on the floor. The conditions are too nasty for offenders who are incarcerated for crimes, a judge ruled.

The move to Iberville Parish is temporary and will initially cost $400,000 and more than $200,000 per month. Costs will cover renovations and supplies plus added security, staff and food at Hunt.
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