Four announced candidates vying to succeed Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mike Neustrom in the fall elections agreed at a forum that downtown Lafayette is no place for a jail.

District Attorney Keith Stutes posed the question to Rick Chargois, Mark Garber, Chad Leger and John Rogers in front of a pack auditorium Thursday at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise center.

Two of the candidates floated the idea of moving the inmates to a facility on Willow Street that houses inmates in the work-release program.

All four spoke about developing a rapport with the community.

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