Bossier City Jail

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Bossier City Jail Information

The Bossier City Jail is a 84 bed jail in the city of Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Louisiana State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 318-741-8629, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Bossier City Jail at 318-741-8629 to get it.

Phone: 318-741-8629

Physical Address:
620 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA 71111

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Name
c/o Bossier City Jail
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, LA 71171-6216

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Name
c/o Bossier City Jail
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, LA 71171-6216

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Bossier City Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Bossier City Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 318-741-8629 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's court case dockets online every day for Bossier Parish.

Bossier City Jail Inmate Search

The Bossier City Jail maintains an average of 84 offenders in custody on any given day. The Bossier City Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Bossier Parish law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 25,380 offenders.

The following charts of Bossier Parish inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Bossier Parish Corrections Department, the state of Louisiana Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Bossier Parish.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Bossier Parish and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Bossier City Jail

The Bossier City Jail, run by the Bossier City Police Department, houses up to 84 individuals at a time that are charged with or convicted of violating Bossier City Ordinances, and also hold offenders that committed felonies and are awaiting a transfer to the Bossier Parish Jail. The jail is located at 620 Benton Road in Bossier City, LA 71111. You can reach them to gety information on an inmate in custody, 24 hours a day, by calling 318-741-8629.

Inmate mail should be sent to the following address:
Inmate's Name
c/o Bossier City Jail
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, LA 71171-6216

The Bossier City Jail has regular visiting hours and allows the inmates to receive mail and packages of clothing and other personal items from family and friends. They can also make collect calls to your home.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Bossier City Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Bossier City Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 318-741-8629.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Bossier City Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Bossier Parish?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Bossier Parish for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Bossier City Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Bossier Parish and other Louisiana and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Bossier City Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Bossier City Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Bossier City Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The Bossier Parish Sheriff recommends that you use a bail bond agent licensed to do business in Bossier Parish.

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in Bossier Parish, or in some cases the state of Louisiana, but the benefit of using a bail bond agent is that they take responsibility for making sure the inmate shows up for court in Bossier Parish, and if they don't, then they take the financial responsibility.
  • The typical fee for a bond will be between 10-20% of the bail amount; usually 15%.  So if an offender has a bail of $10,000.00, their bond will be $1500.00.

Call 318-741-8629 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the Bossier Parish inmate locator.

Bossier Parish Bail Bond Information

Because Bossier Parish and Louisiana can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Bossier City Jail at 318-741-8629, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Bossier City Jail or the Bossier Parish Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Bossier City Jail? What is the Schedule?

Bossier City Jail Inmate Visitation

620 Benton Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-741-8629

  • Inmates must submit a list of the people they want as visitors. Only individuals listed by an inmate will be allowed visitation.
  • Visitors are required to be at the jail no later than 6:30 p.m. on the day of the visit.
  • Each inmate is allowed 2 visitors per week.
  • Visitors must have valid, government issued photo identification.
  • Persons who have been released from the Bossier City Jail may not visit an inmate within 30 days of that person's release date.
  • Attorneys and/or their staff and clergy may visit with an inmate during regular businesses hours provide the visit does not disrupt regular duties such as regular visitation schedules and when meals are served or pose a security threat.
  • Visits with lawyers and clergy may be allowed once regular duties are completed.
INMATES
LAST NAME
DAY TIMES
A to L TUE 6:00-7:00PM
M to Z THU 6:00-7:00PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Bossier City Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Bossier City Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Bossier City Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Bossier City Jail, and what can I send them?

Bossier City Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Bossier City Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Bossier City Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Name
c/o Bossier City Jail
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, LA 71171-6216



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Name
c/o Bossier City Jail
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, LA 71171-6216



Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Bossier City Jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address below.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Bossier City Jail standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.

All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Name
c/o Bossier City Jail
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, LA 71171-6216

Packages

  • All items brought to the Bossier City Jail must meet the following criteria or the items will not be accepted.
  • Packages must be in a sack with the inmate's name marked on the outside.
  • All items must be marked with the inmate's name.

All items brought for an inmate, must be a new purchase and are limited to:

  • 1 package of bar soap (may also bring a soap container)
  • 1 bottle of shampoo: Shampoo must be transparent and in a clear container.
  • 1 soft plastic comb or brush: Small in size. The brush must have a rounded handle or no handle. The comb cannot have a handle.
  • 1 deodorant: Must be roll-on or solid. Deodorant must be in a plastic container.
  • 1 toothbrush: Standard plastic handle
  • 1 tube toothpaste: Must be a new tube and in a sealed box.
  • 1 bath towel: White only (marked with inmates' name)
  • Disposable razors: Single bladed disposable razors only. Jail staff will keep the razors secured and issue them as needed.
  • 1 pair soft sole shoes: Tennis shoes, slippers, thongs - The jail does provide inmates with plastic slippers.
  • Writing paper, stamps and envelopes: Wire bound tablets are not acceptable.
  • 1 pen: Must be a ballpoint pen. No markers or pencils will be accepted.

Clothing

  • Only underclothes are accepted. No street clothes. In winter months thermal underwear will be accepted.
  • All clothing must be in original packaging. Loose articles of underclothes will not be accepted.

Male inmates are allowed to accept:

  • 3 pair of under shorts - Plain white only
  • 3 undershirts - Plain white only
  • 3 pair of socks - Plain white only

Female inmates are allowed to accept:

  • 3 pair of panties - Plain white only, no boxers
  • 3 bras - Plain white only
  • 3 pair of socks - Plain white only
  • 1 nightgown - Plain white cotton only
  • Female inmates are not allowed to accept t-shirts.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Bossier City Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Bossier City Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Bossier City Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bossier City Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 318-741-8629 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Bossier City Jail? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Bossier Parish

What are the other City and County Jails in Bossier Parish?

Bossier Parish County Jails
Bossier Parish City Jails
Bossier Parish Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Bossier Parish?

Bossier Miller Lafayette Red River Bienville Webster Caddo
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Search for an Inmate in Bossier Parish

This facility, known as "Bossier City Jail" is also known as Bossier City Jail , Bossier City Jail , Louisiana, Bossier Parish.