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Mayor-president announces public-private partnership for new Lafayette Parish jail

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The resolution authorizing the mayor-president to seek a deal with a private financier is before the Parish Council Tuesday night. M-P Josh Guillory said the approach could pay for a new jail without new taxes.

Guillory said he is asking the Parish Council to approve a resolution supporting a plan to replace the aging Lafayette Parish Correctional Center without raising taxes.

He is proposing a “public-private partnership model” which “does not call for the privatization of the jail. This will not be a private prison.”

Source: The Advertiser