Plans are now in progress for a new facility for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and their correctional capabilities.  The sheriff's office plans to house road crew inmates, those in work release and rehabilitation to the new public safety complex that is still being constructed.

Rob Reardon, Director of the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, says since road crew inmates are lower-security inmates always supervised by deputies, they will be moved from LPCC to the new complex.

The new complex sits on 29 acres and will be able to house 216 inmates along with other room for other projects.  There will be transitional housing with 320 beds.  Inmates that are in work release programs, rehabilitation programs and re-entry programs will be housed in this area.

Construction is likely to be finished by July of next year.