Photos: Office of Juvenile Justice making a move

BAKER—Come Thursday evening, Jetson Center for Youth will be ready to absorb the entire incarcerated population of Bridge City Center for Youth in New Orleans — 132 juvenile convicts — in the event of a hurricane evacuation.

But Jetson’s buildings, including the most recently occupied dormitories, also will be empty of practically everything save beds and chairs.

Since state officials shuttered the decades-old youth corrections facility in January, ferrying the juveniles in buses to Bridge City and Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe early in the morning on a cold weekend, weeds have been much more active than people on the more than 400 acres of land where Jetson sits just off Scenic Highway in Baker.

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