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Prison Overcrowding in Lafayette Parish (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-09-17

Duration: 00:07:05

Subjects: Crime | Prisons | PRISONERS | Prison overcrowding


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Stansbury, Nathan Interviewee
  • Guidry, Lynn Interviewee
  • Lestrapes, Dud Interviewee


This segment from the September 17, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on Lafayette Parish’s community-wide effort to build a temporary jail annex at Old City Hall to help combat the parish’s severe prison overcrowding problem. Host: Beth George