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March 13, 2012

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-13

Duration: 00:01:55

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Department of Public Safety and Corrections | Privatization | Crime laboratories | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Prisons | Louisiana. Office of State Police


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • LeBlanc, James Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Edmonson, Mike Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from March 13, 2012, features: Secretary James LeBlanc of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections testifying on Governor Bobby Jindal’s plan to privatize a state prison in Avoyelles Parish; State Representative Pat Smith voicing her concerns on the privatization plan; and Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police testifying on the improvements to the state crime lab. Host: Charlie Whinham