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Five West Feliciana inmates get baptized at detention center

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 19 2016 Dec 19, 2016 December 19, 2016 10:02 AM December 19, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

WEST FELICIANA – Five inmates of the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center were baptized last week.

Detention Center Chaplain Pastor Dennis Lawrence, who has been preaching at the detention center every week for the past six years, performed the baptisms.

Inmates, Jeremiah Elliot, Haneif Smith, William Roach, Jr. Lamarco Webb and Decar Lofton were baptized. The men came forward about their desire to be baptized following a sermon.

Detention Center Warden Darrel Roan said that many baptisms have taken place over the years and he is proud inmates want a religious relationship.

"We are so proud of these men for making the decision to live their lives for the Lord. I tell them they have to maintain that relationship with Him daily. Every day! Stay in the Word," Road said.

Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said that helping inmates while in the detention center helps prevent them from coming back.

"I've always said that helping these men get their GED and helping them find their faith will always decrease the chances of them coming back into our facility. I'm proud of our facility for offering both," Daniel said.

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