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5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

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A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

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Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

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Notorious Female Criminals in the United States Infographic

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Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

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Finding Employment After Prison

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Can a Deported Immigrant Get Back Into the U.S.?

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The Riverbend Detention Center in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Riverbend Detention Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Riverbend Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the East Carroll Parish Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Louisiana Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Riverbend Detention Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana are: East Carroll Parish Detention Center, East Carroll Parish Work Release Fac..

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: East Carroll Parish Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Riverbend Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, East Carroll Parish recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

Riverbend Detention Center Inmate Search

Louisiana East Carroll Parish
9450 Highway 65 South
Rt. 1, Box 2300
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Inmate's first and last name
c/o Riverbend Detention Center
Rt. 1, Box 2300
Lake Providence, LA 71254

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Consequences of Introducing Contraband

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Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

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Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

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An Inmate Can Meditate to Alleviate Fears in Prison

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Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

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Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

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How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

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Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

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Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

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  1. byron kinsey Thu, Mar 10 2011 9:28 PM

    Im looking for my son that just got transrered there to your facility, his name is Aaron Stutts; he called from there but our phone reception is bad & we couldnt get all the neccary info we required. Such as monetary transferes & situation on his release date and such. He was in Caddo parish detention center & just arrived there in past 2 days. ANY info would b gratiously accepted with grattitude. Sincerely Byron & dena kinsey

  2. nikida Mon, May 16 2011 2:48 AM

    i was just wondering how i would go about finding out an inmates release date

  3. Deborah Wed, Aug 03 2011 9:31 AM

    Im looking for my son that just got transrered there to your facility, his name is Derick J. Hebert; he called from there but our phone reception is bad & we couldnt get all the neccary info we required.. He was in Union parish detention center & just arrived there in past 2 days. ANY info would b gratiously accepted with grattitude. Sincerely Debbie

  4. Tiffany Wed, Aug 31 2011 4:24 PM

    Well I am just tring to find out when excatly does my boyfriend gets out or should I say how would I go by trying 2 find out his release date his name is Robert J. Hills

  5. Shirley Wed, Jan 25 2012 9:40 PM

    Hoping to make contact with other families that have loved ones incarcerated in Riverbend Detention Center.

  6. Elixzabeth Bailey Fri, Mar 02 2012 9:38 PM

    How can I get someone that is a inmate Kody bailey some commissary monies ..What site do I have to go to ..I want to know if his alright..I was never notified what happen..Concern family member..thank you for you coperation

  7. rochelle leblanc Tue, Mar 06 2012 9:24 PM

    what phone system do they use for inmates to call home, i would like to set us a pre-paid account for my son-in-law

  8. Melissa McKie Sun, Nov 04 2012 3:13 PM

    My husband just arrived at River Bend not long ago. I'm worried because it has come to my attention that this facility doesn't have a hospital or medical staff. My husband, Steven Alberti, is a type 1 diabetic.

  9. wanda harris Thu, Nov 08 2012 5:51 PM

    im trying to get in touch with someone concering my son he has been moved to your facility im being told that then young man that killed his brother has been moved there also please contact me asap

  10. RoxanneDeas Sat, May 25 2013 9:56 PM

    Hi ima wondering about visitaion my husband just arrive at Emerald Companiess,riverbend detention,lake providence,la.2day ago.looking for Mr.WilDeas,from Mrs.RoxDeas.thnx.

  11. Leola Sears Thu, Jun 20 2013 9:41 AM

    Im trying to fina my nephew Orson Ellis jr.I need His mailing address to write him.I also would like to send him money.

  12. Regina Tue, Feb 24 2015 12:22 PM

    I just want to let Todd know I am keeping him in mind and heart,I love you baby!!!!!!Tuesday Febuary 24,2015 Love,Gi Gi

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