2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5603 - City jail of city of New Orleans; operation; location; feeding of prisoners

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5603 (2017)

§5603. City jail of city of New Orleans; operation; location; feeding of prisoners

A. The house of detention or city jail of the city of New Orleans shall be operated by the city of New Orleans through the commissioner of public buildings and parks or by such other official as may be designated by the commission council of the city of New Orleans.

B. The said commission council is vested with full and final authority to determine the location of said house of detention or city jail and may, although it is not obligated to do so, use and continue to use the same portion of the building in the city of New Orleans in the square bounded by Tulane Avenue, South Broad Avenue, Gravier and South White Streets as was used for the house of detention on June 1, 1952.

C. In the event that this building is used for the house of detention or city jail, the commission council of the city of New Orleans is vested with full and final authority to allocate space therein for the house of detention and also for the parish prison, provided, that such allocation shall not infringe upon the present area now being used for the parish prison.

D. The city of New Orleans shall, not later than January 1, 1953 construct, equip and operate a kitchen for feeding the prisoners confined in the house of detention or city jail, and thereafter the city of New Orleans shall have full and exclusive responsibility for feeding said prisoners; provided, however, that until January 1, 1953 the criminal sheriff shall continue to feed the prisoners confined in the house of detention or city jail in the same manner as heretofore, and shall receive the full cost thereof from the city of New Orleans in the same manner as is provided by R.S. 33:15231 for prisoners confined in the parish prison.

Added by Acts 1952, No. 88, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1523.1 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

1Repealed by Acts 1976, No. 586, §1.

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