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Inmates Help Broussard Resident

Thursday, May 29, 2008

It will be a grand homecoming for Julia Babineaux when she is released from a local rehabilitation hospital. Ms. Babineaux is wheelchair bound and getting around her home which is not wheelchair accessible was causing some concern. But with the help of a Lafayette Parish Correctional Center inmate work crew, Ms. Babineaux will enter her front door with ease.

LPCC partnered with the Cajun Council on Aging to build Julia Babineaux a wheelchair ramp to her home. The Cajun Council on Aging worked with the Ms. Babineaux and her family to acquire the necessary materials and the inmate work crew provided the skill and labor.

LPCC work crews partner with a number of nonprofit agencies for the betterment of Lafayette Parish. The service projects provide the inmates an opportunity to give back to their community while instilling values and a sense of self-worth.

On Friday, May 30, at 10am, LPCC work crews will be completing the ramp at Julia Babineaux's home located at 102 N. Eola Rd. in Broussard. Ms. Babineaux's family as well as the Cajun Council on Aging will be available for interviews.

Leah Dishong
Project Development Manager
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
231-6365 ext 239