Inmates in parish jails will be able to do manual labor at churches and other religious buildings as part of their work duties, after Senate-passed legislation cleared its final legislative vote in the Louisiana House.
The House voted without objection to pass Senate Bill 8, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston. The measure heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal.
SB8 would include religious buildings to the list of places that criminal sheriffs can use inmate work crews.