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The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center is an exclusively a male-only Louisiana state prison. The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center is situated in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the agency that operates and managed the St. Gabriel State Prison.
The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center opened their doors back in 1992. The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center opened its doors just shy of two years before the Louisiana State Prison, Centinela opened its doors. Both Elayn Hunt Correctional Center and Louisiana State Prison, Centinela are situated in Iberville Parish County.
The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center installed a $1.5 million electric fence. This electric fence could cause instant death for any inmates who try to scale the fence to escape. This was the first of its kind of fence that was ever installed in a Louisiana state prison. This electric fence was installed in the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center back in November of 1993. Sh0rtly after the electric fence was installed numerous birds would die from electrocution. The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center had to hire an ornithologist to redesign this electric fence to make a solution that would benefit the wildlife and the facility.
In 1995, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center main problem would be double celling. Double-celling is where the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center would have to place two inmates in bunk beds in a jail cell that was only designed to house on the inmate. This started a downward trend with psychological stress, shortage of work for inmates, chronic understaffing among correctional officers, alongside gang violence.
In May of 1995, a situation that involved 5 inmates assaulting and stabbing eight correctional officers was one of the worst inmate attacks on correctional officers in all of the Louisiana state prisons throughout recent years.
The weather around the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center is commonly referred to as desert-like. It is cold in the winter, but it is also extremely hot in the summer. In the summer months, you can see temperatures up to 118 degrees on a good day. It does not help that the smell of cow manure takes over the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center because of all the cattle feedlots near the facility.
The Hillside Strangler, Angelo Buono, Jr. died in the Calipatira State Prison in September of 2002 from a massive heart attack.
In August of 2005, a riot in the Calipatira State Prison was one of the most violent incidents in the facility. This riot left 25 prison staff members and 25 inmates injured. A prison guard shot and killed the inmate with a semiautomatic rifle, which is thought to be the end of that incident. The Louisiana Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shared that they believe this riot was due to Hispanic gang members.
The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center is just 3 miles from the center of the city of St. Gabriel. The Elayn Hunt Correctional Center is in city limits. It is known as one of the lowest prisons on the Western Hemisphere as it is just above 180 feet below sea level.
At the end of the 2006 Fiscal Year, the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center employed over 1,100 staff members with an operating budget of over $120 million.
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Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
6925 Highway 74, St. Gabriel, LA, 70776
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|Jail Name||Elayn Hunt Correctional Center|
|Jail Type||State Prison|
|County||Iberville Parish County|
|Address||6925 Highway 74, St. Gabriel, LA, 70776|
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