New Juvenile Justice Center Designed with a Therapeutic Approach

By Lindsey Coulter
When it comes to planning justice facilities, a design that works well for adults generally doesn’t fit the unique needs of youth offenders, and vice versa. As such, when the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) began planning the new $20.1 million, 61,000-square-foot Acadiana Center for Youth in Bunkie, the office relied on guidelines from the Louisiana Model for Secure Care created specifically to support youth offender rehabilitation.

Talk Will Soon be Cheap for Louisiana Inmates

Good news for inmates in Louisiana’s 12 state correctional facilities, it will now cost less for an inmate to make a phone call starting in the next couple of years.

$42 Million NOLA Jail Replacement Bid Date Postponed

NEW ORLEANS — The bid date for construction of the new $42 million Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Inmate Processing Center and replacement of jail buildings in New Orleans has been postponed to May 11.

Prison Privatization Debate Erupts in Louisiana

Central Louisiana lawmakers will support corrections workers in their fight to keep area prisons from privatizing, state Rep. Robert Johnson told a gathering in Pineville recently.

Parish Prepares to Rebuild

By Roibín Ó hEochaidh
Five years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office is readying itself to break ground on a $111 million replacement jail complex.

Rebuilding Corrections in New Orleans

By Matthew Crawford
Work began earlier this year on a kitchen/warehouse facility that will serve as the central hub and foundation for a the New Orleans corrections system.