2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5606 - Orleans Parish criminal sheriff's canteen fund; sheriff's duties; cost of items sold; use of profits

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5606 (2017)

§5606. Orleans Parish criminal sheriff's canteen fund; sheriff's duties; cost of items sold; use of profits

A. There shall be established at the Orleans Parish Prison, an Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Canteen Fund for the purpose of selling foodstuffs and sundries, at a price not to exceed the retail market value thereof, to the inmates of said parish prison.

B. The inmate canteen will be operated by the criminal sheriff for the parish of Orleans.

C. All foodstuffs and sundries sold at the inmate canteen shall be sold at the retail market value of such items.

D. All profits derived from sales of foodstuffs and sundries shall be collected by the Orleans Parish criminal sheriff and shall be deposited in a bank or banks in the city of New Orleans in which deposits are insured or guaranteed by the federal government or an agency thereof. The deposits shall be credited to a special fund to be designated as the Orleans Parish criminal sheriff's canteen fund.

E. The Orleans Parish criminal sheriff's canteen fund shall be administered by the criminal sheriff of the parish of Orleans. Disbursements shall be made from the fund upon the signature of the criminal sheriff of the parish of Orleans. Such fund shall be expended solely for the operation, security, and maintenance of the office of the criminal sheriff of the parish of Orleans and to assist in the rehabilitation of the inmates of the Orleans parish prison.

F. The record books, consisting of all purchasing and disbursement records of the Orleans Parish Prison Welfare Fund and the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Canteen Fund, shall be audited by the legislative auditor's office annually, and they shall be kept open at reasonable hours for public inspection at the criminal sheriff's office.

Added by Acts 1965, No. 114, §1. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 187, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:1527 pursuant to Acts 2011, No. 248, §3.

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