St. Gabriel women's prison evacuated as precaution
ST. GABRIEL – Roughly 1,200 people are being evacuated from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel.
A spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Corrections said that the prison has not taken on water at this time, but the prisoners were evacuated as a precaution.
The Department of Corrections did not say where the prisoners were being relocated to. More details will be released at a later time.
A WBRZ News 2 crew is en route to the prison.