JENNINGS, La. (AP) – The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury wants to use $10 million in state funding to help build a new regional parish jail to ease overcrowding of outdated facilities in the parish.
The American Press reports the funding request is part of more than $17 million in capital outlay “wish lists” being sought by the Police Jury to help provide financing for local projects.
The capital outlay request, which included funding requests for a new regional jail, fire station, community center and upgrades for rural roads and water infrastructure, was adopted unanimously Wednesday by police jurors.
Officials say the plan is considered a “wish list” since projects are only done as money becomes available from the state, and funds have been limited in the past.