Inmate Labor

WHEREAS, during the 1988 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, Act No. 933 was enacted relative to correctional facilities inmate labor;

WHEREAS, Act No. 933, among other things, authorizes the governor to use inmate labor in certain projects or maintenance or repair work; and

WHEREAS, The act further 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 project;

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:

A. Construct a non-denominational chapel at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Main Prison, Angola, Louisiana;

B. Construct a non-denominational chapel at Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, St. Gabriel, Louisiana; and

C. Construct additional housing for inmate work crews in order to support further military activity at Camp Beauregard in addition to public sector responsibilities at England Air Park, Pineville, 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SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 20th day of August, 2004.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State