Land may be donated for new prison and juvenile center

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:48pm

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says there is land available for a new parish prison and juvenile detention center.

Gautreaux says landowners are prepared to donate 262 acres in the northwestern part of the parish; he mentioned this at Monday's crime committee meeting.

They're working to establish priorities for a public safety bond issue.

Gautreaux wouldn't identify the owners of the land, which he said is off U.S. Highway 61.

Mayor Kip Holden said he would object to locating a new juvenile court and detention facilities even farther out than they already are.

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