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  • Inmates plead guilty in assault on another inmate

    July 26, 2013 6:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Two inmates have pleaded guilty to assaulting another inmate at the federal prison in central Louisiana. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 48-year-old Ernest Prado and 33-year-old Gumaro Lopez, both inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, entered pleas Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Dee E.... more »
  • 2 escaped Rapides Parish inmates recaptured

    January 11, 2013 6:14 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Two Rapides Parish inmates who walked away from a detention center have been recaptured. The sheriff's office told The Town Talk Thursday that both 48-year-old Ronald Vantress and 27-year-old Raymond Weston escaped Wednesday and were found and taken into custody without incident. Each has been booked... more »
  • St. Gabriel inmates get jambalaya Thanksgiving

    November 12, 2012 8:55 AM

    ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) - A Mansfield church group brought an early Thanksgiving dinner to the 1,000 inmates of the state prison for women in St. Gabriel, with jambalaya, salad rolls and cookies. The Advocate reports that Harvest Outreach Ministries had the meal catered by Tee Wayne's Cajun Cooking of... more »
  • Phelps begins moving inmates to Angola

    October 2, 2012 9:12 AM

    DEQUINCY, La. (AP) - Officials say C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center began its final month of full operations by shipping a quarter of its inmate population to Angola State Penitentiary. Warden Robert Henderson tells the American Press five buses carrying 230 prisoners departed DeQuincy Monday, headed for the maximum-security prison... more »
  • Group petitions for access at Angola records

    August 21, 2012 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans nonprofit organization wants a federal court order that would require officials of the Louisiana State Penitentiary to grant center attorneys and a medical specialist access to death-row inmates and records at Angola. Advocacy Center attorneys say in a civil lawsuit that prison... more »
  • 98 inmates send Father's Day cards to their kids

    June 18, 2012 9:25 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Nearly 100 inmates at Phelps Correctional Center sent Father's Day cards to their children. Assistant Warden Jolene Constance tells the American Press the new program aims to remind offenders of what is waiting for them on the outside, to help fathers connect with their children... more »
  • Inmates' escape should have raised red flags

    March 14, 2012 7:37 PM

    Saturday, detectives said Tony Jackson and Kevin Gildhouse used a homemade knife to overpower two deputies during their escape. Gildhouse is accused of taking one of the deputy's uniforms to disguise himself and then escort another inmate out of jail. They were caught about five hours after escaping. Director of... more »
  • Inmates Purchase Cigarettes & Lighter Before Arrest

    March 11, 2012 7:05 PM

    For more than five hours Saturday, two inmates led multiple agencies on a manhunt after escaping from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Kevin Gildhouse and Tony Jackson escaped just after one thirty Saturday morning. Both men are facing aggravated escape charges and already have a serious criminal track record.... more »
  • Two Escaped Inmates Back Behind Bars

    March 10, 2012 11:04 PM

    It was quite a busy morning for law enforcement in Lafayette. Twenty-two year old Kevin Gildhouse and 30 year old, Tony Jackson escaped from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center just after one-thirty Saturday morning after over powering a deputy. The men were on the run for more than... more »
  • Oops. Cops look for 4 mistakenly released inmates

    January 20, 2012 9:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Five inmates were mistakenly released from the Caddo Parish jail after federal prosecutors took over the drug case against them, and four of them remained on the loose Thursday night. They're among 13 people arrested Nov. 15 and booked on state drug charges. Five Shreveport residents... more »
  • Hostage Situation Ends

    July 9, 2011 11:59 PM

    Tense moments at the Iberia Parish Jail Saturday morning as three inmates take a prison guard hostage. In the end one deputy was sent to the hospital, he's since been treated and released. The three inmates now facing attempted first degree murder of a police officer for what deputies... more »
  • Inmates working towards degrees

    December 16, 2010 10:14 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Antonio Pulliam dropped out of high school at age 17 after his second attempt to complete his freshman year. It took him another five years - along with two arrests - to decide he needed to finish his high school education. "It took me getting in... more »
  • Inmates Getting Their GEDs in Lafayette Parish

    December 1, 2010 7:19 PM

    A story about education: In an unlikely place. More inmates are getting their GEDs. So far this year in Lafayette, 79 inmates have earned their GEDs, double last year. ... It looks and sounds like a normal classroom. You'd never know you were in a correctional facility. The students are... more »
  • Two Inmates Escape From LPCC

    July 28, 2010 3:41 PM

    On Monday July 26, 2010 two inmates from LPCC who were working at the Community Corrections Campus located at 100 Poydrus Street in Lafayette left the facility without permission. At approximately 2:30pm inmates Shannon Taylor and Charles Luquette were noticed missing from their assigned area on the Community Corrections Campus.... more »
  • St. Martin Parish School for Juvenile Inmates

    July 8, 2010 6:59 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - The interior of a juvenile St. Martin Parish school looks like most youth-oriented educational facilities. Handmade paper butterflies and poetry written by students line the walls of the four classrooms and hallway. Worn textbooks and R.L. Stine paperbacks lay in stacks in the bookshelf. But... more »
  • Prison inmates wrongly received $9 million in tax credits

    June 23, 2010 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 1,300 prison inmates wrongly received more than $9 million in tax credits for homebuyers despite being locked up when they claimed they bought a home, a government investigator reported Wednesday. The investigator said 241 of the inmates were serving life sentences. In all, more than 14,100... more »
  • 2 Inmates Escape from EBR Parish Prison

    June 2, 2010 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Deputies are searching today for 23-year-old Jeremy Ricard and 26-year-old Leonard Thomas. Deputies say Ricard was arrested in March and booked with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Thomas was... more »
  • Vermilion Parish Man Among Three Who Escape From Jail

    March 30, 2010 12:20 PM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Three inmates have escaped from the Avoyelles Parish Jail in Marksville. Sheriff Doug Anderson said the inmates escaped around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday after forcing a guard at knifepoint to open a door. Anderson identified the escapees as 22-year-old Quentin M. Truehill of New Orleans,... more »
  • Juvenile Center Negotiations Continue

    October 2, 2009 10:35 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council as passed a resolution allowing president Don Menard to continue negotiations with state officials and private landowners to locate a proposed regional juvenile therapeutic center in the parish. That decision Thursday night followed a lengthy presentation by state juvenile justice officials... more »

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