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Louisiana Private Prison Warden Arrested for Malfeasance

Leroy Holiday, Sr., 55, a regional warden for LaSalle Management Company, LLC (LMC), a private prison firm, was released on $5,000 bond after being arrested and booked into the LaSalle Parrish Jail in November 2008.

According to LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin, Holiday was charged with improperly using prisoners and employees at a minimum-security prison for personal purposes. Franklin said Holiday had been charged with only one count of malfeasance, but his office had enough evidence to charge him with 40 additional counts and the investigation was ongoing.

Holiday was the warden of the LaSalle Correctional Center (LCC) in Urania, Louisiana, where the malfeasance is al-leged to have occurred. He also oversaw LMC-managed facilities in Catahoula, Concordia and Ouachita parishes.

LCC is run in cooperation with the sheriff’s office, which retains the ability to hire and fire employees and commission them for law enforcement. However, Franklin said Holiday was an employee of LMC, and referred questions about his employment status to company officials. Franklin also noted that Holiday’s law enforcement commission had been re-voked and he would not be allowed back on LCC grounds.



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