Sheriff Turlich Unveiled New Sign Created and Donated to the Historic Ironton Neighborhood
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Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich, Jr. was honored to donate and unveil a new entrance sign monument for the historic Ironton neighborhood two years after being devastated by Hurricane Ida.
Sheriff Turlich gathered with residents and members of the Ironton Reconstruction and Development Committee to present the sign that was created by the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office (PPSO) Re-Entry program under the guidance of Major Byron Williams and installed by PPSO personnel. Established in 1878, Ironton has recently been recovering since being heavily affected by Hurricane Ida in 2020.
"Ironton is a vital part of Plaquemines Parish and they've been through a lot in recent years," said Sheriff Turlich. "We will continue to do everything within our power to assist the residents of this historic neighborhood to ensure they make a full recovery and bounce back better than ever."
Sheriff Turlich authorized the creation of the PPSO Re-Entry Program in 2017, which is designed to educate and train incarcerated offenders to prepare them to positively reenter society in an effort to reduce recidivism. The PPSO Re-Entry program offers parenting courses, substance abuse and mental health therapy and has produced 49 high school (GED) graduates, eight associate's degrees, two bachelor's degrees while training offenders in professional trades such as; carpentry skills, low voltage wiring and basic computer training.
Captain Chaun J. Domingue
Public Information Officer