- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

OBERLIN, La. (AP) - Detectives, patrol officers, 911 dispatchers, records clerks and other administrative staff began moving into Allen Parish’s new $8.5 million jail, just west of Oberlin this week.

Inmates are expected to move into the 38,000-square foot, eight-wing compound by early October.

Prior to completion of the jail, administrative offices, including detectives and narcotics, were housed in separate buildings.

Chief Deputy Ricky Johnson tells the American Press (https://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) the new, larger jail will also allow the parish to house all its inmates in one facility. Nearly 100 inmates are now housed in other facilities outside the parish while 38 inmates remain in the old jail.

The sheriff’s office is planning a grand opening and open house on Oct. 5.


Information from: American Press, https://www.americanpress.com

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