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Just in from Sheriff Mark Garber: COVID-19 hits LPCC

Four Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s correctional deputies and an asymptomatic inmate have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Reader Q: Has anyone heard what precautions LPCC is taking right now?

A: There are efforts to decrease population. 

The jail population has been reduced by at least 60 inmates in the past week, because of the efforts of judges, lawyers and the D.A.’s office, all of whom are working together for the early release of prisoners. Some individuals are bonding out, pleading to time served or probated sentences, or having probation/parole hold lifted.

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