2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:849.3 - Powers and duties of commission

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:849.3 (2018)

§849.3. Powers and duties of commission

A. The commission shall be keeper of the Terrebonne Parish Detention Center or any other designated facility, and the sheriff of Terrebonne Parish is hereby specifically relieved of that duty in his official capacity as sheriff.

B. Any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, upon relinquishing the custody of any prisoner to any legally authorized agency, department, or body politic, neither the department nor the commission shall be responsible for the care, conduct, or control of the prisoner until his custody is returned to the department and the commission, the agents, or the employees of either. The responsibility of the care, conduct, and control of the prisoner in those cases shall be transferred to the agency, department, or body politic to which custody of the prisoner has been relinquished.

C. The commission shall be responsible for the physical maintenance of the Terrebonne Parish Detention Center, and the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is hereby specifically relieved of that duty in its official capacity as the governing authority of Terrebonne Parish.

D. The commission shall have all other powers and duties of the sheriff and/or governing authority of a parish heretofore or hereafter provided by law for equipping, maintaining, operating, and/or supporting the public jail of a parish and the prisoners therein, which powers and duties include but are not limited to the following:

(1) Adopting all rules and regulations necessary and proper for the governance and maintenance of proper operations and conduct of the Terrebonne Parish Detention Center and the prisoners thereof.

(2) Appointing and employing all necessary superintendents, corrections officers, and other appropriate personnel; fixing their salaries; and adopting appropriate personnel policies and guidelines which shall include policies and procedures for discipline and, if necessary, termination.

(3) Authorizing and permitting the use of prisoners of the department to maintain road rights of way, not to include construction, and such other maintenance functions as may be approved by the commission, when performing such tasks for the department, or other agencies or other appropriate authorities when the prisoners are committed for such purposes by appropriate courts.

(4) Creating, establishing, and conducting work-release programs in accordance with law.

(5) Creating, establishing, and conducting any and all programs, including vocational, rehabilitative, and corrective, not inconsistent with law and consistent with the purposes of this Part.

E. Any construction project undertaken under the auspices of this Part shall be performed in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 38:2212.

Acts 1984, No. 821, §1, eff. July 13, 1984.

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