ST. GABRIEL - Sheriff's deputies arrested an employee of the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel after they said he tried to smuggle drugs into the jail.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office accused Daron Toussant of drug charges after starting an internal investigation into his actions.
Detectives got... more »
ST. GABRIEL - A man is back behind bars after attempting to escape from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center early Friday morning.
Joshua Kelly, 38, worked as an infirmary orderly at EHCC and was working on a night cleaning crew when he escaped.
Officials say Kelly overpowered a... more »
BATON ROUGE The Jetson Center for Youth was once set to close for good, but downsizing and a shift in focus led to another chance from the legislature and a lower rate of returning juveniles.
Since 2008, the number of youths in the facility has dropped from 195 to... more »
BATON ROUGE - Dressed in military fatigues, inmates from the IMPACT group delivered boxes of hand-made toys today that will wind up with underprivileged children on Christmas.
The wooden gifts were designed, built and paid for by inmates at the Hunt Correctional Facility. Catholic Charities selects families to receive... more »
Budget cuts mean there's no longer a full time fire department at the state mental health hospital in Jackson. The department also helped protect Dixon Correctional Institute and the Louisiana War Veteran's Home. Both are state run facilities near Jackson.
Jackson Volunteer Fire Department Chief T.W. Prewitt says his... more »