Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Work set to start on new Jefferson Davis Parish jail

5 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 28 2016 Jun 28, 2016 June 28, 2016 11:57 AM June 28, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News Now

JENNINGS - Ground will be officially broken Thursday for a new $10 million Jefferson Davis Parish Jail.
The new regional consolidated jail facility is on U.S. Highway 90, just west of Jennings.
Sheriff Ivy Woods said the jail will provide the parish with 200 inmate beds - 160 for males, 20 for female and 20 isolated cells for juveniles and quarantined offenders - which will help area law enforcement officials house inmates locally and keep them in custody longer.
Plans for the new jail are based on a 2012 feasibility study which called for replacement of the 65-bed facility which officials have said is undersized, outdated, always filled to capacity and in need of costly repairs.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days