Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility

Address:
5410 East Broad Street
PO Box 2017
Lake Charles, LA 70602

Phone:

337-491-3706

New Visitation Policies in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 337-491-3706 for updates.

Video Visitation at Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 337-491-3706 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Calcasieu Parish, the state of Louisiana and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Calcasieu Parish do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Calcasieu Parish inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility

To communicate by text or email with an Calcasieu Parish inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Calcasieu Parish inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Calcasieu Parish inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Calcasieu Parish

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Louisiana, then select Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Calcasieu Parish.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Calcasieu Parish follow these instructions:

Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Louisiana.
  • Choose Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Louisiana to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Louisiana to Louisiana) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Calcasieu Parish inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Calcasieu Parish

To send commissary money to an inmate in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Louisiana, then select Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility.


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits and 'At the Jail' Visits with an Inmate in Calcasieu Parish

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with correctpay.com to communicate with your Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility inmate, follow the instructions below:

Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

  • Register by creating an account here.
  • Add a payment method.
  • Select Louisiana
  • Select Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility
  • Select your inmate
  • Schedule a visit.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email or Text Message to an Inmate in Calcasieu Parish

To send a secure email message and digital photos to an inmate in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Louisiana, then select Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court... So be careful what you write.
  • Uploading photos to Inmate’s email
    Make sure the file size is less than 5MB.
    Also make sure your file is a .jpg, .jpeg or .gif.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility and send them photos, check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Calcasieu Parish. 
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364