Orleans Temporary Detention Center Inmate Visitation

Orleans Temporary Detention Center

3200 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70119



Orleans Temporary Detention Center Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

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 504-202-9339 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Visiting Hours in Orleans Temporary Detention Center

The Day and Time of the Visit depends on the Inmate's Name, Status and Housing Unit. 

Go here to look up the time that your inmate is allowed visitation.

Tuesday – Saturday

8:00am - 11:00am

1:00pm - 5:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Orleans Temporary Detention Center Visitation Application Process

Orleans Temporary Detention Center requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.

This is the ONLINE Application.

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 504-202-9339 to ask specific questions about the application.

Orleans Temporary Detention Center requires that you first read and understand the following rules before you fill out and submit the Application for Visitation!


In Order to fill out the Visitation Registration Form, All Visitors are Required to First Read and then Accept the following Visitation Rules:

Visitors may visit only once per week and only once on the day of visitation.

Dress Code

  • The wearing of suggestive, revealing or otherwise inappropriate attire is strictly prohibited.
  • The wearing of clothing that potentially or partially conceals the identity of a person is strictly prohibited.

Prohibited attire includes:

  • Halter tops, half shirts and or tube tops.
  • See-thru (transparent) or spaghetti strap type garments.
  • Skirts, pants, or shorts above mid-thigh (hem length).
  • Tight fitting clothing that reveals body contour.
  • Clothing that exposes the midriff area, significant portions of the torso or shoulders, extremely low cut shirts of any type.
  • Torn/ripped clothing that exposes underwear or private areas of the body. Articles of underwear shall not be visible at anytime.
  • Tight fitting Spandex clothing of any type (i.e. shirts, pants, jogging attire).
  • Headwear of any type (i.e. caps, hats, hoodies).
  • Any other clothing that is otherwise clearly inappropriate as determined by OPSO staff.

Metal Detector:

  • All visitors and their possessions entering OPSO will be screened for contraband. Failure to successfully clear the metal detector or fulfill any other screening requirement will constitute grounds for being denied a visit or entrance into the facility. Inmate, visitor, community, and staff safety are the primary reasons for the search process.

General Visiting Regulations:

  • Inmates are allowed up to three visitors with active status on their visitation list.
  • Parents must keep their children with them at all times.
  • Parents who are unwilling or unable to control their children will be asked to leave. There will be no exceptions.
  • NO cameras, video equipment, or cell phones are allowed past the metal detectors or in the visiting room.
  • No food or drink may be brought into the facility, other than a bottle for a small child.
  • OPSO is a non-smoking facility. Tobacco products, matches, and lighters are not allowed past the metal detectors or in the visiting room.
  • Valid, unexpired photo I.D. is required.
  • The dress code requirements must be met by all visitors at all times.
  • No one who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be allowed to visit or enter the facility lobby.
  • Use of obscene language or disorderly behavior as determined by OPSO staff members will not be permitted..

Adhere To Visiting Regulations: 

  • Visitors are expected to adhere to all visiting regulations established by the institution.
  • Any violation of visiting regulations or act which jeopardizes the safe and orderly operation of the facility may result in the denial of current and future visiting privileges and/or criminal prosecution.
  • A visitor’s visiting privileges may be suspended for a designated or indefinite period of time at the discretion of the Warden or designee.
  • Upon expiration of the suspension, the visitor may reapply for visiting privileges in writing to the Warden.

Denial/Suspension Of Visiting Privileges:

If one or more of the following conditions exists it may serve as grounds to suspend/deny visiting privileges:

  • The visitor has a record of disruptive conduct, or violates institutional visiting policies.
  • The visitor is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The visitor refuses to submit to a search, to show proper identification upon request, or presents inaccurate information concerning his/her identification, or grounds for visiting.
  • The visitor fails to comply with dress code regulations.
  • The visit is determined to be detrimental to the inmate’s rehabilitation.
  • The visitor is a former inmate and has not been released from custody for at least 60 days or is currently on probation or parole and does not have approval of the Warden to visit.
  • Individuals seeking an exception to this policy must submit a written request to the Warden or designee. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and approved or disapproved accordingly.
  • The visitor is a present or former employee who has not received official authorization to visit an inmate from the Warden prior to the time of the visit.
  • The inmate wished to deny the visit.
  • The visitor fails to follow directions from staff.

Professional Visiting Rooms:

  • The facility has professional interview rooms available for use by the professional community (attorney’s, bondsmen, law enforcement officials, licensed private investigators, approved counselors, approved clergy, approved medical professionals, approved media representatives, and approved paralegals).
  • A paralegal must have a letter of authorization from a verified attorney on the attorney’s letterhead indicating that the paralegal is a representative of the attorney, which shall be verified prior to the authorized use of an interview room.
  • There is no limit to the number of professional visits an inmate may receive. It is encouraged that professional visits occur during normal business hours, subject to space availability, whenever possible.
  • The Warden reserves the discretionary authority to restrict, deny, or suspend the professional visiting privileges of any professional visitor whenever necessary to ensure the security, safety, and good order of the institution.   
  • Professional visitors as with other visitors are required to show a valid picture I.D. before they may access the professional visiting area. Additionally, attorney’s names should appear in the current edition of the “State’s Bar Association” manual/website. All professional visitors must sign in/out of the facility, in the appropriate log located at the visiting desk.

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Orleans Temporary 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 504-202-9339 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Orleans Temporary Detention Center visitation.

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Orleans Temporary Detention Center

To purchase commissary for an inmate in Orleans Parish follow these instructions:

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Louisiana.
  • Select Orleans Temporary Detention Center.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Orleans Temporary Detention Center to complete your transaction.

For more detailed information on Ordering Commissary, Depositing Money, Setting up Phone & Visitation Accounts; costs, fees, restrictions, rules and more with Tiger Commissary Services, check out our Commissary Page.


How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Orleans Temporary Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Orleans 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 Orleans 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.


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