WHEREAS, R.S. 15:832.1, as enacted in Act No. 933 of the 1988 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, provides that the governor, upon determining that it is appropriate and in furtherance of the rehabilitation and training of inmates, may, by executive order, authorize the use of inmates of a penal or correctional facility owned by the state of Louisiana for necessary labor in connection with a particular capital construction project on the grounds of the facility; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, seeks to utilize inmate labor to assist in the construction of non-denominational chapels to help enhance the rehabilitation and training of incarcerated inmates through the Department’s faith-based initiatives;
NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: In furtherance of the goals of the state of Louisiana of rehabilitating inmates, reducing recidivism, and reintegrating inmates into society, inmate labor is hereby authorized to build non-denominational chapels at B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie, Louisiana and the Forcht-Wade Correctional Center in Keithville, Louisiana.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 30th day of April 2007.
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Secretary of State