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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.



St. Bernard Parish Prison Inmate Search

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STATE COUNTY BEDS
Louisiana St. Bernard Parish
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
1900 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043
FAX
(504) 278-7785
 

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

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Consequences of Introducing Contraband

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Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

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What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

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Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

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

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4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

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5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

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

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

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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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