Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bondsmen Lament New Jail Policy on Misdemeanors

Local bondsmen say the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center's new policy to not accept most misdemeanor offenders is bad for business. At least one is considering layoffs.

"The phones aren't ringing and the people aren't coming in," Mac Guedry, president of Cajun Bail Bonds, said. Misdemeanors accounted for more than 60 percent of his business, and he doesn't know how he'll keep paying his 12 employees if business doesn't pick up.

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