The Lafayette Parish Correctional center is set to open a new booking station to help process inmates faster and protect the officers who monitor them.
The system is set up similar to a doctor's waiting room, or the DMV.
There are many chairs around the room where those arrested sit and wait for their name to be called,
Instead of the old system, where those under arrest were locked in a cell during the process. Officials say this set-up normalizes the process for those arrested.
They say they can more easily monitor individuals behavior by placing them in this environment.
Officials say this should greatly speed up the number of people who can be processed into the jail, which in turn should help reduce the number of inmates.
1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Can’t find something?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.