The state Senate overwhelmingly agreed Thursday to let inmates in parish jails work on churches and other religious buildings.
Senate Bill 8 by state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, was approved in a 29-1 vote.
It heads next to the Louisiana House.
SB8 would include religious buildings to the list of places that criminal sheriffs can use inmate work crews.
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