Morehouse Parish Detention Center Inmate Visitation

Morehouse Parish Detention Center

Address:
6444 Patey Road
Collinston, LA 71229

Phone:

318-874-7855

Morehouse Parish Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

  • Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule,
  • Visitation Rules,
  • Application & Registration
  • Inmate Video Visits, and
  • Jail Visitation Process for the Morehouse Parish Detention Center

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit at the jail, you first call the jail at 318-874-7855 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Visiting Hours in Morehouse Parish Detention Center

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Morehouse Parish Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 318-874-7855 to ask for special consideration.

Call 318-874-7855 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Morehouse Parish Detention Center Visitation Application Process

Morehouse Parish Detention Center may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 318-874-7855 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
This has increased exponentially with the chaos surrounding the pandemic 
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home.
Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Morehouse Parish Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Morehouse Parish must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 318-874-7855 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Morehouse Parish Detention Center will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 318-874-7855 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Morehouse Parish Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Morehouse Parish Detention Center Visitation Dress Code

The Morehouse Parish Detention Center staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 318-874-7855 to ask specific questions about the Morehouse Parish Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Morehouse Parish Detention Center Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 318-874-7855 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Morehouse Parish Detention Center visitation.

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Morehouse Parish follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Morehouse Parish inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

If you have any questions:

For all Morehouse Parish information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center

To communicate by text or email with an Morehouse 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 Morehouse Parish inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Morehouse Parish inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Morehouse Parish Detention Center 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 Morehouse Parish Detention Center 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 Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Morehouse Parish

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Louisiana, then choose Morehouse Parish Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Morehouse Parish Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Morehouse Parish at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Morehouse Parish.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Morehouse Parish

To deposit money online for an inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Morehouse Parish.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Louisiana, then choose Morehouse Parish Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Morehouse Parish at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Morehouse Parish.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Morehouse Parish Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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 a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center

To send a text or email message to a Morehouse Parish inmate, do the following:

Morehouse Parish Detention Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Morehouse Parish or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Morehouse Parish inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Morehouse Parish information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Morehouse Parish Detention Center, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.