C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center Begins Final Month Of Operation
The medium security prison announced mid-September that it was going to be shutting down for good and that all of the inmates needed to be moved. The 269 employees there are either being transferred to another facility or out of the job.
The 942 beds needed to be empty by the end of October and the shut-down procedure is finally seeing major progress.
The correction center shipped a quarter of it's inmates to Angola State Penitentiary yesterday. Warden Robert Henderson says that five buses carrying 230 prisoners set off yesterday and made it there without incident.
Jimmy LeBlanc, secretary of state Department of Public Safety and Corrections, says that closing this facility will save $2.6 million this fiscal year and $11.85 million in the next fiscal year.