2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1134 - Staff and facilities of community rehabilitation centers

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:1134 (2018)

§1134. Staff and facilities of community rehabilitation centers

A. The Department of Corrections may employ psychiatrists, neurologists, special educators, guidance counselors, psychologists, nurses, technicians, social workers, occupational therapists, physicians and other professional personnel to staff community rehabilitation centers, or may contract for the services of such persons with community service organizations, religious groups, universities and medical schools.

B. The Department of Corrections and/or the criminal sheriff of the parish of Orleans, as the case may be may enter into contracts with other state agencies, local agencies, community service organizations or religious groups for the operation and maintenance of community rehabilitation centers or for the leasing of space for such facilities, or both. In addition, the criminal sheriff of the parish of Orleans, for the purposes of operating and maintaining such rehabilitation centers, programs and/or services for prisoners under his jurisdiction, shall have full power and authority as is provided for in Subsection A hereof, to retain such personnel as may be required for these purposes.

C. All community rehabilitation centers shall be minimum security structures and no such facility shall contain cells or barred windows, and no inmate of any such facility shall be locked in any room thereof. There shall be no armed guards at any such facility.

Added by Acts 1970, No. 441, §1. Amended by Acts 1972, No. 723, §1.

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