BJ 10-15

Offender Labor

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

WHEREAS, Act No. 933, among other things, authorizes the governor to use offender 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 offenders, may, by executive order, 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, BOBBY JINDAL, 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 goals of the State of Louisiana of rehabilitating offenders, reducing recidivism, and reintegrating offenders into society, offender labor is hereby authorized to renovate the St. Augustine Chapel at Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, Louisiana; and to complete the construction of non-denominational chapels at Allen Correctional Center, Kinder, Louisiana; and Winn Correctional Center, Winnfield, 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SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 the 12th day of August, 2010.

Bobby Jindal

Jay Dardenne
Secretary of State