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Warden: No Shawshank Redemptions for West Feliciana

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Posted: Feb 9, 2011 5:49 PM by Stephanie Ryan
Updated: Feb 9, 2011 5:49 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: West Feliciana Jail, cameras, jail cameras, jail, Sheriff Austin Daniel, St. Francisville, escapee, inmate

ST. FRANCISVILLE - Inmates at the West Feliciana Jail will have to do a lot more than getting past security guards or scaling razor-wire fences if they want to break free. They will now have to make it past 24-hour infrared cameras that will monitor both the inside and outside of the jail.

Workers spent Wednesday wiring the cameras, which should be operational by next Friday.

The cameras cost about $2,000, but Sheriff Austin Daniel said it will save money in the long run, since he won't have to hire an extra security guard.

The cameras will watch over the front door, the exercise yard, the perimeter of the jail, the isolation cell and the rooftop.

U.S. Marshals are still looking for David St. Germain, who escaped January 3.

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