Catahoula Parish Jail Inmate Phone & Email

Catahoula Parish Jail

Address:
301 Bushley Street
PO Box 655
Harrisonburg, LA 71340

Phone:

318-744-5411

Catahoula Parish Jail Inmate Phone Announcement - January 4, 2023

Staff at the Catahoula Parish Jail is making it easier to connect with inmates by using a third-party service for phone communication. Using this service, explained below, allows you to purchase phone time for your inmate to either call you or to call other people in their network. If you have any questions call the facility at 318-744-5411.

Catahoula Parish Jail inmates are allowed to use the phones for personal use at any time, except during scheduled meals and during evening lockdown which begins after 10:00 PM.

Rules, guidelines and schedules on phone use are listed on this page. Failure to adhere to them will result in your inmate and you losing your phone privileges.

Catahoula Parish Jail uses City Tele Coin for Inmate Phone Calls

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Catahoula Parish Jail are provided by City Tele Coin.

Send an Inmate a Deposit Online to purchase phone cards.

For more information, you can call City Telecoin from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM CST by dialing 318-746-1114, or email them: [email protected].

City Tele Coin also provides the following service for inmates and their families:
Secure messaging of texts.
Video Visitation.

You can find answers to most of your questions on their FAQ page.
How much do phone calls cost? Here are their rates.

How does an Inmate make a phone call from Catahoula Parish Jail?

Once you have created and funded your account with Securus, please allow up to 24 hours to start receiving calls. 

Your inmate should be able to dial your number directly and be connected.

You will hear an introduction stating:
1.  "You are receiving a call from "inmate Name" from Catahoula Parish Jail.  
2. Then you will hear prompts that will ask you to select a number to accept or block the call. 
3. Please listen to the prompts carefully so that you can correctly connect to your inmate.

**If your inmate is using a prepaid calling card, the phone number that should appear on your caller ID is 972-777-9396.

Can you send email to an inmate in Catahoula Parish Jail?

Catahoula Parish Jail contracts with City Telecoin for phone and remote video visitation, and is soon adding secure messaging, a form of delayed email.

City Telecoin also has a secure messaging service that allows you and your inmate to send and receive messages electronically (after being read by the jail).
Check to see if Catahoula Parish Jail has begun allowing this servce as well.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

Many jails and prisons restrict the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

Sign up with Securus to connect with your inmate at Catahoula Parish Jail by clicking the banner below.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Catahoula Parish Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Catahoula 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 Catahoula 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 Have Remote Video Visits with an Inmate in Catahoula Parish

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Catahoula Parish Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin has excellent quality video visits between your home device and a video terminal in the inmate's housing area.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages and use them to make and receive phone calls with your Catahoula Parish inmate.
  • This is a fee based service.
  • For more information, you can call City Telecoin from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM CST by dialing 318-746-1114, or email them: [email protected].
  • Visit Inmate 'at the jail' information.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Catahoula Parish, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.


 

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in Catahoula Parish

To register and sign up for a phone account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Catahoula Parish Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin Phone Services include Prepaid Accounts and Calling Cards for your inmate in Catahoula Parish Jail to call you and others.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages with your inmate.
  • This is a fee based service, but regular calls are capped at $0.21 per minute and collect calls capped at $0.25 per minute.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Catahoula Parish, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations and messages are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.