ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) – For months, Louisiana officials have been debating the relocation of inmates at the Bridge City Center for Youth, and on Monday (October 17), the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) approved the release of video featuring the Angola-based location where the young inmates will be temporarily housed.

In a Monday news release, the OJJ named the West Feliciana Center for Youth (WFCY) as the “temporary facility” that “will be used to rehabilitate youth that identify as needing intensive therapeutic services.”

The relocation follows a series of violent fights and escapes that took place at Bridge City.

These incidents motivated state leaders to arrange for the young inmates to temporarily leave the Jefferson Parish-based facility and be transferred elsewhere.

But the question of exactly where the juveniles would be relocated went unanswered for some time.

By July, the youths were on track to move to a facility on Louisiana State Penitentiary grounds.

Some opposed the decision, and it was even paused when a lawsuit was filed with the aim of preventing the move.

But this changed when Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick denied the motion, and the young inmates were once again on track to move to Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Though the facility is a part of Angola and on Louisiana State Penitentiary grounds, it’s separate from the location where adult inmates are housed.

Officials have yet to set an exact date for the relocation.

Video of the facility, which is embedded in this article, was made available Monday, October 17 by WAFB/Gray TV.