Louisiana State Jails
The state of Louisiana was founded on 30th of April, 1812. It is the 18th state to be formed in the United States of America. It is the 31st biggest state in America with an area of 51,843 square miles. It also happens to be the 22nd most populated states in America with a population level of 4,468,976. Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas are the three states that touch the border of Louisiana. The Gulf of Mexico also touches the border of Louisiana. The number of counties in Louisiana is 64. The major industries of Louisiana are fishing, oil and natural gas, salt production, and agriculture which mainly consist of soybeans, cotton and rice.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections operates a farm based prison which is the Louisiana State Penitentiary. This is one of the largest maximum security prisons that can be found in America. It employs up to 1,800 staff members while housing around 5,000 inmates. It is spread over a wide area of around 18,000 acres and is located at the Louisiana Highway 66 terminus. The Louisiana State Jail houses all the death row for men inmates along with the state execution chamber. The Louisiana State Penitentiary has many out camps.
Population in Jail:
If you compare the size of Louisiana State Jail you can say that it is almost the same size or probably even larger than that of Manhattan. The guards are on horseback riding back and forth to protect the facility. Many agricultural activities go around on the grounds there. The building where all the prisoners are housed is clearly distinguished by its yellow paint with a bright red trim. The Louisiana State Jail also has a treatment center for providing any ill prisoners with health care. The main complex is divided into a West Yard and an East Yard