Source: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (LA), OCTOBER 15, 2010
BATON ROUGE — The state Department of Corrections is contemplating the sale of prisons and the closure of an inmate isolation unit to cut costs during difficult budget times.
….. In the past week, the agency, which operates the state’s prisons, made $1.2 million by selling a piece of property that was used to distribute newborn cattle. Also for sale: 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River near Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel.