BJ 13-03

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, as amended, among other things, authorizes the Governor to use offender labor in certain projects or maintenance or repair work; and
WHEREAS,  The Act, as amended, further provides that the Governor, upon determining that it is appropriate and in furtherance of 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 the goals of the State of Louisiana of supporting positive offender welfare, rehabilitating offenders, reducing recidivism, and reintegrating offenders into society, offender labor is hereby authorized to renovate certain health care clinic and procedure rooms at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana; and to complete construction of certain health care clinic and procedure rooms at Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, 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SECTION 2:  This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.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 14th day of February, 2013.

Bobby Jindal

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State