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  • Woman recalls terrifying encounter with WBR work release inmate Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A West Baton Rouge Parish work release inmate is under arrest Thursday morning in Iberville Parish, after investigators say he broke into a house and beat up a woman. The incident occurred around 9 a.m., according to Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne. Investigators said... more »
  • West Baton Rouge inmate captured after walking off job site Play Video

    April 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – A West Baton Rouge work release inmate who walked off his job this week was captured Wednesday morning. The inmate, Michael Allen, was working at Fluker Farms when he walked off the job around 6 :30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the West Baton Rouge... more »
  • West Baton Rouge work release inmate captured in Oklahoma

    March 1, 2017 12:22 PM

    UPDATE: U.S. Marshals confirmed that David Graham was captured in Oklahoma Friday morning, two days after he escaped from West Baton Rouge Parish. BATON ROUGE- The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for another work release inmate that apparently walked off of a job site this... more »
  • WBR work release inmate captured after escape, car chase

    February 27, 2017 11:09 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – Authorities say a West Baton Rouge work release inmate is back in custody after an escape and car chase overnight. According to the sheriff's office, Rickey Lake, 34, went missing after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lake did not appear for the 12:30 a.m. headcount and... more »
  • EBRSO searching for missing work release inmate

    November 2, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a work release inmate that walked away from his job site on Tuesday evening. According to EBRSO, the inmate is 51-year-old Michael Gambino, III. Gambino did not return from his work assignment Tuesday evening from the O'Neal Lane... more »
  • Employee fired after inmates escape Play Video

    October 14, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person working for a private work release management company was fired over the escape of two offenders Thursday. Specifics about the employee's firing were not release, but company officials told WBRZ Friday - the day after the escape - issues with how the... more »
  • Escapees caught; One arrested feet from WBRZ camera Play Video

    October 13, 2016 3:21 PM

    UPDATE: The work release facility located inside the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail is operated by a private prison company, Louisiana Workforce, according to a sheriff's office spokesperson. A company representative Paul Perkins said the front door at the work release facility is usually unlocked allowing the two... more »
  • Inmate escapes from WBR jail, gets caught with marijuana Play Video

    June 21, 2016 5:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Parish trustee is locked up in the main part of the jail after investigators said he escaped over the weekend. Investigators said when he got caught, they found two bags of marijuana on him. According to investigators, 37-year-old Haron Link was serving... more »
  • Escaped Elayn Hunt work release inmate recaptured

    April 22, 2016 4:31 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - East Baton Rouge Parish deputies have reported the arrest of an inmate who managed to escape his work release job for several hours Thursday. Deputies said 26-year-old Terry Jones was taken back into custody by deputies and booked on charges of fugitive from justice and simple... more »
  • WBR jail leads in work release inmate escapes with 22 in 2 years

    April 18, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit has found that the state's work release program for prisoners has had more than 250 escapes in the past two years alone. The legislative auditor found that the program does have its benefits, including saving money on inmate housing and decreasing the number... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Deputies working night of possible inmate escape to be questioned

    December 18, 2015 12:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN – West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies who are assigned the overnight shift at the jail's work release bunk area will be questioned Friday after Baton Rouge Police said a man escaped the center and attacked a man in the parking of a hotel on the east side... more »
  • Men accused of trying to get drugs into Avoyelles jail

    November 18, 2015 7:06 AM

    MARKSVILLE - State police have arrested two Opelousas men accused of trying to funnel drugs into the Avoyelles Correctional Center through work-release inmates. Officials at the state-run facility in Cottonport had contacted troopers on Friday about the attempt to get drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. In a news release, Master... more »
  • Searchers actively following tips for missing inmate

    November 6, 2015 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities said they're actively following up on tips in the search for a work release inmate who left his job site earlier this week in Livingston Parish. A spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they and members of the Walker Police Department searched an... more »
  • Deputies searching for missing work-release inmate

    November 5, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're searching for a work release inmate out of Livingston Parish who left his job earlier this week. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Kevin Whetstone, 30, was working offshore on a tugboat and called a relative to pick him up after... more »
  • Prisoners, girlfriend arrested for work release booty call

    August 25, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged a woman with helping her boyfriend and another man get away from their work release job site in East Baton Rouge Parish this week. Deputies charged 29-year-old Tecarie Joseph and 28-year-old Anthony Walker with simple escape after they were re-captured. Investigators charged 26-year-old... more »
  • Inmate escapes from work release facility

    July 17, 2015 6:30 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Deputies in West Feliciana Parish said an inmate escaped from a work release program Friday and was recaptured a short time later. Authorities said Titus Huddleston was in jail for simple burglary and got away from the work release facility at 9943 West Feliciana Parkway in... more »

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