July 09, 2024

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Sticker Reports on Parish Jail

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Gerald Sticker, who has been in office only a week, reported today (July 9, 2024) on efforts to identify and improve conditions and operations at the parish jail in Amite, efforts that started weeks ago. Sheriff Sticker says that he “welcomed the Louisiana DOC (Department of Corrections) into the jail for an evaluation— good, bad and ugly— of the changes in place so far. We appreciate our partners at Tangipahoa Parish Government for being arm-and-arm with us through this process.” Those present included Sheriff Gerald Sticker and his executive team as well as jail leadership, Parish President Robby Miller and his executive team and Louisiana Department of Corrections Chief of Operations Seth Smith with his support staff.

A myriad of problems came to light in May, 2024 when four inmates escaped from the jail. The four were able to escape the perimeter fence of the Parish Jail while participating in their recreation time on the yard. Upon inspection of the perimeter fence, a section of the fence was found to be vulnerable and easily maneuvered.  Click here for previous reporting

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