|News & Recognition
Inmate Industries Removes Camellia Boulevard Bridge Graffiti
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s LAPCORR Inmate Industries Deputies and Inmate Workers completed the job of removing the majority of graffiti from beneath the Camellia Boulevard Bridge. The cleaning job was done in partnership with the Bayou Vermillion District in preparation for the Bayou Vermillion Festival to be held on October 21st.
The graffiti removal is done with a process called Sodablasting. Sodablasting uses high-pressure compressed air to shoot an environmentally friendly blasting material, consisting of sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda). It is perfect for removing graffiti since it does virtually no damage to the substrate.
“This new system will give us the ability to provide another needed public service to our community by addressing the issue of unwanted graffiti on public property,” said Lt. Cynthia Canezaro, Inmate Industries Manager.
LAPCORR Industries provides valuable job experience to many Lafayette Parish Correctional Center offenders by simulating a “real-world” work environment where offenders build skills useful upon re-entry into society.
LAPCORR is currently located on Grissom Drive near the Lafayette Regional Airport and is one of the LPSO programs that will relocate to the new 29-acre Public Safety Complex on Willow Street once it is complete.
For more information about graffiti removal and the LAPCORR Industries program, contact Lt. Cynthia Canezaro, Inmate Industries Program Manager at 337-236-5856 or visit the website at: www.lapcorr.com. Learn more about the variety of community programs the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has to offer at www.lafayettesheriff.com.