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An Inmate Can Meditate to Alleviate Fears in Prison

If someone you know is in prison, you can be sure there is stress involved in that inmate's daily life. Prisons are loud, can be dangerous and there is very little freedom. In addition, simply being sentenced to do time disrupts life with regard to employment, family and other outside obligations. By the time the […]

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 […]

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

Typically, once an immigrant is expelled from America, he is not allowed back into the country for any reason before a specific amount of time has passed, but in some instances he will be allowed to come back early if he successfully completes the Hardship Waiver process. What is a Hardship Waiver? A hardship waiver […]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don't have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively. Related: How do America's drug courts work? The Houdini switch Drug users have this down to a science. Everyone […]

A Guide to Inmate Visitation Online

Jails across the nation are catching on to the popularity of offering remote, "at-home," visitation. Not only is it convenient for jail staff, inmates, and family members, but it is also a way for the jail to collect revenue because in most cases, at-home visitation is a paid service. How it Works To be able […]

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

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

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 […]

Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

One method of treatment for alcoholism is the bio-chemical method. While other recovery paths concentrate on powerlessness over addictions and the acceptance of a higher power, the bio-chemical treatment places importance on stabilizing the brain's chemistry. It has long been known that certain brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins

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 […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

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 Michigan include: Pending Cases If you are charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor's office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went. Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits. Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was […]

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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
 

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 […]

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 […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

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 […]

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

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 […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

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 […]

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

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

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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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