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Jakwon Prince, Datreyveus Manuel, and Michael Pradia arrested at Swanson Correctional Center for Youth

Shortly before 12:30a.m. on May 25, 2022, the Monroe Police Department responded to Swanson Correctional Center for Youth in reference to a disturbance. The initial investigation showed that several inmates were involved in a fight inside one of the dorms at the Correctional Center. During the fight, inmates jammed and barricaded doors preventing people from entering. A Correctional Officer was inside the Dorm at the time of the incident and was threatened with violence if he tried to exit the area.

With the assistance of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, control was gained inside the dorm and 7 inmates were taken into custody. Jakwon Prince, Datreyveus Manuel, and Michael Pradia, who were all over 18 years of age, were removed from the facility and booked at the Ouachita Correctional Center for Criminal Damage to Property and False Imprisonment with a Dangerous Weapon. The four other Juveniles remained at the facility with charges pending. No injuries were reported, however, inmates caused over $35,000 in damage to the dorm during the incident.

Jakwon Prince
Datreyveus Manuel
Michael Pradia