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Plaquemines Parish, FEMA officials break ground on $89 million jail

Allen Powell II, The Times-Picayune – Construction has finally started on a new $89 million prison in Plaquemines Parish, after years of delay and disappointment, officials said.

Parish and federal officials gathered in Davant on Thursday to break ground on the 207,000-square-foot facility that could house up to 871 inmates and employ 125 correctional officers. The facility will be constructed 19 feet above sea level… read full article >

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