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Commissioner wants prison turned into a zoo

You might remember, Caddo Parish once tried to start a zoo in the 1990s. That dream was put on hold, but one commissioner is starting efforts up again. Commissioner Ken Epperson is introducing a resolution on Monday that'll back a request, which calls for Louisiana to return 100 acres next to Eddie Jones Park back to the parish. That land is where Fort Wade State Prison is located. The state closed the prison to save money. Epperson hopes use the site for the zoo. Epperson says starting a zoo would bring more family friendly options for visitors.

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