WHEREAS, Louisiana Revised Statute 15:832.1 was enacted by Act No. 933 of the 1988 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature relative to correctional facilities offender labor;
WHEREAS, as amended, La. R.S. 15:832.1 permits the governor to authorize the use of offender labor in certain projects or maintainence or repair work; and
WHEREAS, upon determining that it is appropriate and in furtherance of the rehabilitation and training of offenders, the governor may issue an executive order to authorize the use of offenders of a penal or correctional facility owned by the State of Louisiana for necessary labor in connection with a particular project.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, 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 supporting positive offender welfare, rehabilitiating offenders, reducing recividism, and reintegrating offenders into society, offender labor is hereby authorized for the replacement of certain heater units at Raymond Laborde Correctional Center, Cottonport, 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SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 31st day of March, 2017.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State