ATTENTION: PLEASE NOTE THE date change for THE HALL OF FAME.

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2019 Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame - Inductee ceremonies

Louisiana Secretary of Corrections James LeBlanc, Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Darrel Vannoy, and the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation are proud to honor the 2019 Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame honorees.

The 2019 inductees to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame are:

  • Jerry L. Bell, Retired DeQuincy Chief of Police

  • Donna Britt, Retired WAFB-TV news anchor

  • Gregory Champagne, St. Charles Parish Sheriff

  • Paul Connick, Jr., Jefferson Parish District Attorney

  • Michael Couvillon, Vermilion Parish Sheriff

  • Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Commissioner of Administration

  • Ernestine Gray, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge

  • Haywood Joiner, Jr., Louisiana State University at Alexandria Department of Allied Health Chair

  • Patrick LaSalle, Retired Patterson Chief of Police

  • Ross Maggio, Jr., Retired Warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary

The Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame also recognizes the contributions of one individual every year to corrections re-entry programs. This year we are proud to recognize:

  • Ronnie Moore, Director of Cornerstone Builders, a re-entry program, and civil rights activist

Event Information

(Due to inclement weather, the Hall of Fame ceremonies and events have been RESCHEDULED. Please make a note of the change below.)

Events and ceremonies for the Louisiana Justice Hall of fame will occur Friday, September 27, 2019.

10:30 am - Public Reception at the Angola Museum (free and open to the public)
11:00 am - 2019 Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame Exhibit Ribbon-cutting Ceremony at the Angola Museum (free and open to the public)
5:00 pm - Inductee Banquet and Formal Reception

Inductee Banquet Information

Inductees will receive an awards banquet and formal reception at the LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center in Baton Rouge. Tickets are $75.00 per person, must be purchased prior to the event, and are required to attend the banquet. Each ticket includes a catered meal.

LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center
3848 West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Contact the Angola Museum at 225-655-2592 or by emailing Rolanda Robinson at rolandarobinson@angolamuseum.org.

about the Louisiana justice Hall of FaME

The Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame was established in 2004 by the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation in honor, appreciation, and recognition of individuals who have served the State of Louisiana in law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice, and civil service. The Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame and exhibit is located at the Angola Museum.