Six inmates escape from troubled New Orleans area juvenile detention center. All but one are back in custody.

Published 2:13 pm Sunday, July 17, 2022

Six inmates escaped from a New Orleans area detention center for youth. One of the escapees remains at large.

New Orleans news sources report that six youths escaped at 2:30 a.m. Sunday from the juvenile detention center in Bridge City in Jefferson Parish. The youth reportedly stole a car.

All but one — a 17-year-old from New Orleans — have been caught and are back in custody.

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According to, the escape is the fourth escape from the facility this year. In June, 20 juvenile rioted and temporarily took over the facility.