Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Lafayette parish jail facility brings in huge crowd

Photo by KADN staff

$24 million correctional facility completed in only two and a half years

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:17pm

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office got a huge turnout today at the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the brand new Lafayette parish jail.  This $24 million facility was built in about two years, and will offer not only the workers but also the inmates opportunities they do not have at the jail downtown.  Mayor Joey Durel thinks this will ultimately be beneficial for our community.

"We pride ourselves in leading, we pride ourselves being innovators, and I think this facility reflects everything we talk about in Lafayette parish.  I think the Sheriff's done a great job with it," says City-Parish President Joey Durel.

The sheriff's department is opening the correctional facility's doors again on Saturday for the public to come tour through it, and see what new technologies have been put into the facility.  The tours start at 9 am and the last tour will be at 2 pm.

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