New Parish Jail At Top Of “Wish List” For Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury
The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury would like to build a new regional parish jail to ease overcrowding in their parish.
The jury is hoping to use $10 million dollars of state money to help build the facility.
The money would be part of their funding request for $17 million in the capital outlay. But that would not be the only request for money and projects.
The request includes money for a community center, fire station and help for roads and water infrastructure that police juror voted for this week.
Members know it is just a "wish list" as they would have to wait on state funding for any of the projects to become a reality.