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Reducing Recidivism (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-09-21

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: Prisons | PRISONERS | Louisiana. Department of Corrections | Hunt Correctional Center | Recidivists


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Jones, Hayword Interviewee
  • Stagg, Perry Interviewee
  • Knight, Troy Interviewee


This segment from the September 21, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on a successful mentorship program at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel that aims to reduce the prisoner recidivism rate. Spires reports that the program allows older inmates with a record of good behavior to move into a dorm with younger troublemaking prisoners in order to mentor them. She interviews: Hayword Jones, inmate mentor; Deputy Warden Perry Stagg; and Troy Knight, inmate mentor. Host: Andre Moreau