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5 Things Not to Talk About During Jail Calls

When he calls, it is a natural instinct to talk to him about what's going on in your life, but be careful. Never lie to him, but be smart about what topics you bring up to speak about. These 5 things should probably wait for an in person visit or for when he comes home. […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month. Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer's good side. 1. Don't associate with felons. Almost all felony probation officers will tell you not to hang around with known felons. It […]

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them. Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell the children that the judge thinks their dad broke the law and he […]

Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you've personally selected for him or her. The Basics Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Colorado?

Colorado law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Colorado's laws […]

What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases. Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to […]

Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

As much as you would like to talk to your inmate each day, the cost of inmate phone calls makes this impossible for most people. If your budget can only handle a couple of calls a week, tell your inmate to call you on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday Thursday phone calls give you almost the […]

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

Pregnant and Imprisoned

My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up an appointment for an […]

Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

The one thing that is consistent about US prison sentences is their inconsistency. Each state sets its own rules to use for each criminal offense. The more serious crimes, called felonies, are typically given longer sentences, while less serious crimes, called misdemeanors have shorter sentences. Taking a life — A premeditated murder can result

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The St. Bernard Parish Prison in Chalmette, St. Bernard 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 St. Bernard Parish Prison 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 St. Bernard Parish Prison are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the St. Bernard 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 St. Bernard Parish Prison 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. In addition, St. Bernard Parish houses the following juvenile facilities: St. Bernard Juvenile Detention Center, St. Bernard Parish Juvenile Detention.

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



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Louisiana St. Bernard Parish
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1900 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043
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(504) 278-7785
 

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

Face it. You can only send so many selfies, family group shots or photos of the dog on the couch to your inmate before it becomes boring for both of you. Try these ideas to spice up the fun! Have a party for the inmate Gather friends and family together and have a party. Choose […]

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

If and undocumented immigrant is charged with committing a crime, there can be three different legal outcomes. 1. ICE Gets Involved The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enter information about an arrested immigrant into a database that is monitored. This department has the authority to take custody of the immigrant, investigate his standing

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, "Possession of a Class I drug for resale," or "Possession of a Class II drug". How They're Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are […]

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right […]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to […]

Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you've personally selected for him or her. The Basics Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from […]

Notorious Female Criminals in the United States Infographic

For decades, the number of women being convicted of felonies has been rising. The rate is not only changing, but it's changing fast. Are women racing to prison? Is this a competition to see who's the most badass? Females have been linked to the criminal justice system throughout history, but it's clear that they are […]

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  1. starletta hildreth Thu, Jul 28 2011 7:10 AM

    My Son is 20 years old, from Florida and followed a friend to New Orleans, fell in love with a drug addicted 27 year old stripper and ended up in your jail for so many months now I cant remember. He was charged with Criminal Damage and Unlawful Entry. When I called and offered to write a letter to the judge I was told "Honey that aint gonna help you down here!" My sons name is Cody Phillips and he cannot pay restitution as long as he is behind bars in a louisiana cell costing louisiana tax payers money to feed and shelter him. What he needs is to come to Tallahassee and start a new life with his mother and a church family and God that can save him. He is hardly a hardened criminal - yet.

  2. former inmate Fri, Oct 14 2011 9:08 PM

    St bernard parish jail is the worst food ever. Mid america services makes thousands of dollars of taxpayers money because the sheriffs department doesn't employ a regular dietician and they serve the lowest grade of food possible. please help! inmates are human not animals.

  3. iCare alot Mon, Oct 31 2011 10:48 PM

    St. Bernard parish jail needs to be looked at by our government. They hardely feed them. Take money from there money orders. Don't give them nothing to sleep on. Not to mention the abuse the jailers putbon them. The men have it the worst. I know from a family member the male jailers are asking the women for sexual favors. They treat them like animals!! Somebody hire up needs to come in and see how they have these people living. Oh! Not to mention they beat my kid up and added more charges to him. They make up there charges as they feel like it. Have the squad is on steroids there the ones who need to be drug tested. Please somebody read this. They need help no food sleeping on floors! Come on now! They need to be investigated ASAP thanks 4 reading hope somebody can help.

  4. St. Bernard Resident Tue, Jan 03 2012 5:35 PM

    I have no simpathy for inmates. If you conducted yourselves correctly when you are out of jail, you wouldn't have to worry about what goes on inside of them.

  5. Mother of inmate Fri, Jan 27 2012 9:12 AM

    To No Sympathy, I hope you never have a kid that ends up in jail.

  6. Mother of Inmate Fri, Feb 24 2012 4:04 PM

    To the St. Bernard Resident. I too hope that you never have a kid, because it's possible that they will end up in jail and then what will you be saying!

  7. kayla Thu, Apr 05 2012 1:55 AM

    friend of an inmate: dwayne e james has been told all his life he is just like his dad when he is not. hes a good guy and i just wish the best for him. i love him so much and i know God is going to do amazing things in his life if he gets the chance to do rite i know he will!

  8. kayla Thu, Apr 05 2012 2:01 AM

    everybody makes mistakes. it is by the grace of God we are forgiven.. one day we will wake up into eternity and its either going to be HEAVEN OR hell.THE Bible says Jesus is going to come like a thief in the night!! can you honestly say you've done Gods work??

  9. noreen Fri, May 11 2012 12:14 AM

    My son in is in jail there ... He was a srtaight A student all through school. was the first student to ever graduate in la microsoft certifided in la without any high college courses... By my lack of skills on typing and grammer you can tell i am not as smart as him..He is 23 single,and he is a a male one day he was on his computer and got a POP up for free pron... clicked on it ,,, low and behold it was child pron... I no for a fact my son is not like that .

  10. a w Sun, Jul 22 2012 5:18 AM

    all i can say to yalls is wow . if you do da crime you do da time . and if ya didnt learn your lesson thefirst time ya gunna do mo time . u locked up couse u f**ked up. yalls thinking you peeps are haveing it so bad ya better be glad they isnt locked up in a mexican jail now dats da truth. take da pacifire out the mouths as long as yall keep coenablein them they neva gunna learn thier lesson.

  11. Unsilent minority Mon, Aug 06 2012 9:25 PM

    To anyone that has no sympathy for inmates, just wait, you will. Everyone in this country is now a hairs breath from being arrested at any time for any reason. The privatization of the jail and prison system has turned it into the biggest franchise industry in this country. In other words, they get paid for you to stay.If you dont believe me, take the time to look it up.It may be 2012, but it seems alot like "1984" to me, if you know what I mean. Dont kid yourselves, the day is coming when you will have to confront this corrupt predator head on. All of you.

  12. cant lose hope Sun, Aug 12 2012 11:52 AM

    I just want my boyfriend to come home...

  13. QUEEN Fri, Sep 21 2012 11:47 AM

    FREE MY BESTIE TREY.... ILY BESTIE... CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.. LOVE YOU LIL UGLY....

  14. Kesha Fri, Jan 04 2013 3:33 PM

    St.bernard parish authorities need at b locked up they do sum dirty ass shit DA FEDS NEED TO CRACK DOWN ON THEY ASS

  15. Kim Thu, Jan 31 2013 12:35 PM

    St. Bernard is the worst jail I have ever seen, I'm going to make it my mission before I leave this earth that it gets closed down. I have never heard of a jail where you can't visit your kids and you can't receive medical attention and when you do ask to many times you get put on lock down, I'm going to call someone who is over their asses and we will go from there. AND 4 THE LADIES ABOVE DON'T EVER THINK U R UR FAMILY CAN'T GO TO JAIL, MISTAKEN IDENTITY IS A M.F. SO BE CAREFUL AND PLEASE NEVER END UP IN ST. BERNARD PARISH JAIL!!!

  16. Kim Thu, Jan 31 2013 12:53 PM

    Please if your love one is sick and they r at St. Bernard call everyday and make sure they give them their medicine b/c they usually don't, and for the record aspirin and tylenol dosen't heal everything. I hope they will get more than 1 nurse to help 400 inmates and hopefully when she isn't their they will call someone for emergencies instead of making the inmate wait until she comes back to work, please check on your people if they r in St. Bernard b/c they will DIE, and everyone in St. Bernard has high blood pressure and staf infections, I wonder Y, take my word for it that prison isn't right......DEATH IS THE END RESULT

  17. Unknown Wed, Apr 24 2013 5:30 PM

    Lord I just want my dude to come

  18. Bobby Joe Fabian Sat, Jun 29 2013 5:24 PM

    5 Judges, 8 asst. DA's and an over paid police force (with a population of only 27k residents) , this is why people are arrested on trumped up charges

  19. Eyes wide open Tue, Aug 13 2013 11:47 AM

    St. Bernard Prison is a joke. They do not take inmates outside, they feed them crap, you cannot get Medical Attention because that one Nurse is either not there or do not care and they do not even give you a Bible It really cost money to be spiritual. The entire staff is Wack and they lock grown folks up at 7:15 really my children curfew is 9pm. Oh did I mention over half the population have kids but they cannot see theirs. Let not forget its Nasty and Dirty and the cleaning material they receive is not enough to clean a lil corner in the jail. Bugs you name it so why is this Jail still open. Why is our tax dollars still paying for this Jail to be open oh I forgot the ppl need jobs but the inmates do not need clear water I guest Brown water is the new thing. So why nobody checked this Jail out yet oh because they are inmates they are not human

  20. 4thelove of jones Tue, Aug 20 2013 1:15 AM

    WoW this is so sad to hear Will pray for ya'lls family what u can do is call an keep calling the news station on them!!!! My best friend my love is a federal inmate but is being housed there,I hope its better for him since the feds tend to treat them better but i know not bcuz i was also thru that an s long as your in a parish jail federal or not u get treated like an animal. sad so sad!!!! PRAY PRAY PRAY...Only the man Above can get those situations going.... sincerely, A loved one

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