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How to Survive Prison

Most people know the importance of working out and staying physically fit to survive prison, but mental strength and attitude play a huge role in getting through incarceration. Expand Your Skills If the prison offers classes, sign up for some. Whether it is music lessons, anger management or business math, anything you learn is something […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

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 Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone in the courtroom, and brought to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

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The St. Tammany Parish Jail in Covington, St. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish Jail 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. Tammany Parish Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the St. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish Jail 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 facility in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana is: St. Tammany Parish Work Release Facility. In addition, St. Tammany Parish houses the following juvenile facility: Florida Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

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

St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Search

Louisiana St. Tammany Parish 1192
1200 Champagne Street
Covington, LA 70433
Inmate's Name, Dorm #, Cell #
St. Tammany Parish Jail
PO Box 908
Covington, LA 70433
Jail (Main): (985) 875-2600

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

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

With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free phone call before taking you to your unit. Make it count. Very few […]

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 The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone in the courtroom, and brought to […]

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 […]

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

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  1. dorothy newell Wed, Aug 31 2011 1:10 PM

    i have 2 grandsons in there they were arrested on 6 1 2011 charged with burgulary they are joseph newell c436 and denson parker c745 i understand the da refused the charges so why are they still in there could someone please tell me

  2. Donna Thu, Sep 01 2011 4:56 PM

    My brother has staph infection and they haven't taken him to see a doctor yet. It keeps getting worse and bigger. They made him fill out a form to request to see a nurse that could take a week. My brother is insanely sick... He is only in for a DUI and this is how he gets treated.

  3. Donna Thu, Sep 01 2011 7:57 PM

    My brother has staph infection and they haven't taken him to see a doctor yet. It keeps getting worse and bigger. They made him fill out a form to request to see a nurse that could take a week. My brother is insanely sick... He is only in for a DUI and this is how he gets treated.

  4. Sharon Sat, Sep 10 2011 11:25 PM

    My brother is in there with staph as well. I call the medical and told them about it. It had busted and was bleeding guess what they did, they took him from his cell and put him in the holding tank till the next day. He was charged with dwi (2) but they pulled 2 more from 1992 and 1998 so they charged him with 4. I'm told the place is dirty, dirty and very over crowded. I'm told a lot of the ones in there have staph infections, boils and sores. If anyone knows what can be done please let me know. In the passed I know that they hold people in holding cells as long as they want before they will book them. He has been put in the squairl cage and was tolded if he was to squat down he would be shocked.

  5. sharon Sat, Sep 10 2011 11:28 PM

    Dorothy They are still there because that is the way it is done there. They get paid per person per day. Keep them longer to get more money.

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  7. Callie Wed, Dec 14 2011 5:16 PM

    I'm tryin to find out where exactly my fiancee is!!! the autpmated system says he is at st. tammany parish prison and his release date is 08/25/13 he has been locked up since 10/06/11 on a simple violation of parole... could this be right??? also he was at Elayn hunt correctional center last week and i havent heard from him since 12/05/11 we talked everyday so im wondering whats up.. i called st. tammany parish prison and they say he isnt there... so i dont know whats up.. if anyone has had experience with something like this please help.. im new to all of this and really upset..

  8. Debbie Sat, Jul 07 2012 9:55 PM

    My son was arrested in the mall parking lot. He was out drinking, he got dropped off at his car in the mall. He knew he shouldn't drive home, so he called us to come get him. He was in a reclined position in his car waiting for us to come get him. In the meantime the police got there pulled him out the car and took him to jail, towed his car. He was charged with DWI and resisting arrest. It cost me 600.00 cash to bail him out and 250.00 for the tow yard. Last week out of the blue my son got a stating the charges are recalled and his lic was reinstated. It was done. Well I am not done I am out 850.00. If the charges are dropped with out going to court domi get my money back. Also as part of his bond before pleading not guilty he had to have a interlock installed in his car. That was 180.00 to install plus 2 months of payments of 75.00 per month. Again do I get that back.

  9. Ash Sat, Jul 21 2012 7:36 PM

    How long does it take for them to put the prisoners In a cell for we can send them letters?

  10. Ash Sat, Jul 21 2012 7:59 PM

    How long does it take for them to put the prisoners In a cell for we can send them letters?

  11. morgan pooser Tue, Jul 31 2012 12:05 PM

    ashley, it can take up to two weeks. my husband is there && has been for a week now, he's still in holding..

  12. Demetrial Sun, Aug 19 2012 1:27 AM

    Well my husband just got shipped there from another prison n he said they took everything he had boxer soap ect. Food he had just made store n I have to send him money all over again that's not fair who can I talk too

  13. Joe Lewis Mon, Aug 20 2012 9:56 PM

    Everyone Go to the FBI, file complaint, get lawyer and go to state/federal judges, file with state/federal attorney generals. Talk to friends, neighbor, relatives about Sheriff, DA, Judges in St.Tammany psh. about reelecting people with compassion and seek justice.

  14. Kelly Mon, Dec 03 2012 10:30 AM

    I have been in the twice and everything that is being posted is valid and legit. Yes they keep you in the holding cell for 2 to 3 weeks. They are so focused on petty issues that they don't give two shits about human rights common decency and respect. Those are the laws of God, not man. And if Jack(ass) Strain is this man of faith like he claims he should know this. They don't see "criminals" as humans with problems. They see them as threats to society. The last time I checked a drug addict is NOT A THREAT TO SOCIETY being that they are REHABILITATED. Yes some people are just bad people while others are good people who suffer from addiction. Being an addict myself I have been in Recovery for a year now without a drop of alcohol or a single drug in my body. I NO LONGER DO CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. That way of life is NON EXISTANT. My probation officer asks me to help with her clients. She has seen the change and I sponsor women she has difficulty with. Back to St. Slamanny...there has to be something done with their "judicial system" it is not fair for their residents to live in fear of the police, criminal or not. The police and the DA are supposed to be people to help us, not condemn us because we are not one of "them" or someone with money or family and friends. The conditions in jail are so poor and unjust. Women get treated the worst. I pray for the families and inmates that they will see the light of the deep dark tunnel St. Tammany has put them in. God Bless y'all.

  15. http://portopoty.com/ Tue, Jun 25 2013 3:24 PM

    I moved to the Mississippi coast about a year and a half ago. Ever since, it has become increasingly clear that St. Tammany Parish more resembles a third-world police state than anyplace in America. I'd encourage anyone and everyone sick and tired of the abuses committed by the St. Tammany Sheriff's office, the Covington and Mandeville police departments to leave that hell hole and move someplace where you're appreciated by your community.

  16. FTMom Fri, Jun 28 2013 10:16 AM

    Seriously, by reading some of these illiterate posts, I can see how a lack of education has a trickle-down effect on some of these criminals. That being said, the conditions are poor so that people will not want to continue to commit crimes and go back to jail. You give up your rights when you commit a crime. Drug addicts are a threat to society. They make poor decisions that affect others at the very least. Sadly, sometimes those others are their own children and families. Why do you people post on here trying to defend people who have done wrong? How do you think they got there? By parents who have enabled them and made excuses for them. That's all I see on here...more of the same. Make them be accountable for their actions then maybe they will change.

  17. A Child of God !! Sat, Jul 06 2013 10:58 PM

    Oh my gosh...I have heard from my sons girlfriend that St Tammany is literally a hell hole, for any reason a person is in there. Also, innocent people are falsely narked on and they believe these criminals and give the innocent that is really trying there best to get out of there. When an inmate finds out one is getting close to being released they cause trouble for that person because they have no remorse because they are in there for years. Really, how fair is that. And for the record I also heard that LA has a very strict discrimination issue when it comes to the white race. They all are humans, and not animals.If the tables was turned and it was one of you employers in there, just imagine how you would feel !! But one thing for sure, we all will be judged someday by God above, and that means YOU and YOU and YOU !!! I think you get my drift. And God sees how all these inmates are being treated and God never forgets !!! Laugh if you want, but it's so true. Remember we all have to die someday, and that means YOU and YOU and YOU !!!! For Gods sake at least get all these inmates help with health issues, the Godly thing to do. And what ever color or race we are, God loves us all. Again, we ALL will bow our knees to the Lord above whether good or bad. Are you people any better than anyone else ? I think not. Have a Blessed day and may God be with you all !!!! A very concerned mother, who loves her son so much and praying to God to watch over him and keep him safe and from harm from such as yourselfs. If I were a lot of you I would really be ashamed of myself for the way you run that so called jail. God have mercy !!!!

  18. smitty Tue, Oct 01 2013 8:15 PM

    do the crime stop crying do the time

  19. scott mick Thu, Nov 21 2013 2:05 AM

    i was arrested feb. 20th. 04 and sat 28 days in the holding cells. the next day me and 3 others plus the new inmate being delivered to the jail were involved in an accident,IN THE JAIL GARAGE!.shoved back in the back and left to suffer from our injures without treatment.chicken shit lawyers scared to face those bitches. hows that for st.tammany's finest?

  20. DOC 2562442547 Sun, Apr 27 2014 2:01 PM

    mail cert.letters to the gov. office state only the facts of conditions at said jail, don't send names of inmates only the facts of conditions start a phone tree with others who care. every concern all call with callback #s also most states the grand jury inspects the jail one of there duties to complete. prepare letters of conditions only facts address juror #1 -juror # 18 if dates are known be there and hand to jurors also tv interviews state only the conditions and concerns speaker should stick to conditions also be able to speak proper. no one should be treated inhumanely there are ways to change the system be firm in your efforts don't let up or back down learn your rights also law enforcement took an oath of office its your protection oath said all laws includes inhumane treatment, cruel & inhumane punishment pass it on to all set your differences aside work together for a common goal of respect for the accused,one person can change a lot many persons change more, public outcry works,peaceful protest works dont waste time here nothing but cops that think they know the law till they get into trouble there employer will drop them like a hot tator lmao evertime , court watchers .com has forms to download get involved before its to late.

  21. Jennifer Sat, Jun 21 2014 4:18 AM

    If an inmate has money on their books, can I come to the jail and have the inmate sign something releasing some of the money to me. I dont live in La and need to know this before i travel out of state for no reason. Thanks

  22. Deborah Hall Thu, Jul 31 2014 10:03 AM

    I don't live in LA, but I am asking for St Tammany Parish residents to help. Please notify your local and state health departments, and don't stop calling until you see proof-of-action, on local TV news, and newspapers. The seriousness of Staph infections, running rampant in the jail, is nothing to be ignored. Medical treatment for inmates, and a thorough sanitizing of this facility are a must,before the first amputation or death, occur. Staph is nothing to play with and if the deputies think they cannot contract staph by simply touching door-frames, etc. (not to mention these security-people seem to feel obliged to man-handle the weakest inmates), they are sadly mistaken. If an inmate with a Staph infection is released, he will take this easily spread disease to his family, or an officer can easily take this infection to the weakest member of his/her family, and not be aware they are infecting them. The threat of Staph spreading is something your health department will investigate, but they must hear it from the local public. You know the sheriff is not going to report it, regardless of the fact that this is his moral and legal obligation, to the public.

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