Transfer of Phelps inmates continues ahead of Nov. 1 closure - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Transfer of Phelps inmates continues ahead of Nov. 1 closure

DEQUINCY, LA (KPLC) -

After weeks of fallout after a closure announcement for C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center, inmates are being transported to other prison facilities in the state.

On Monday morning, 232 Phelps offenders were transported to the Louisiana State Penitentiary and Hunt Correctional Center, leaving a little over 500 inmates in the DeQuincy prison.

Officials said this was the second group of offenders to leave the prison ahead of its Nov. 1 closure.

Monday also marked the day that official layoff notices will be posted around the prison for employees.

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