Paramedics replace nurses at Caddo Correctional

Janelle Rucker, Shreveport Times, December 27, 2006 Caddo Correctional Center inmates will see a change in the infirmary staff as paramedics replace nurses. The move was made to save the parish money, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said. The Caddo Commission reimburses his office for medical expenses at the prison, and this move should save $80,000 to $100,000, he said. "The parish of Caddo is always looking for ways to save taxpayers money," said Randy Lucky, assistant parish administrator. About 30 part-time paramedics will be needed to staff the facility. ... Paramedics