Rapides Parish Detention Center I Inmate Visitation

VIDEO VISITATION - INFORMATION, SCHEDULES, DURATION AND COST

Rapides Parish Detention Center I uses the services of jailfunds.com (VendEngine) 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 JailFunds VendEngine Kiosk in the jail lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to Schedule a Visit  (You must be logged in to schedule a visit).
Visitation scheduled times vary depending on inmate's schedule, meals, security reasons and the availability of the inmate's visitation machine in the jail.

What is the cost to do remote video visitation?
Paid Remote Visits
Having a remote visit from your Home or app, the cost of each 20-25 minute ‘friends and family remote visit’ will be approximately $7.95 plus tax.
FREE Remote Visits
Visitors can also choose to come to the jail and video chat with an inmate via the JailFunds/VendEngine kiosk in the lobby. The video visit on-site at the jail is FREE.

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at jailfunds.com.
  • Deposit at the kiosk in the jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

Attorney Visits only!  < (Lawyers, go here)

jailfunds.com Help
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions
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Visiting Hours in Rapides Parish Detention Center I

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, Rapides Parish Detention Center I may allow you an extended visitation. Call 318-473-6750 to ask for special consideration.

Call 318-473-6750 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Rapides Parish Detention Center I Visitation Application Process

Rapides Parish Detention Center I requires all 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 318-473-6750 to ask specific questions about the application.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

Rapides Parish Detention Center I - Remote Video Visitation with your Inmate

Rapides Parish Detention Center I uses the services of jailfunds.com (VendEngine) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation from your home or the jail lobby.

There is a fee if you choose to visit from 'home', however the remote video visit is FREE if you use the kiosk in Rapides Parish Detention Center I's lobby.

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

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the JailFunds VendEngine Kiosk in the jail lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to Schedule a Visit  (You must be logged in to schedule a visit).
Visitation scheduled times vary depending on inmate's schedule, meals, security reasons and the availability of the inmate's visitation machine in the jail.

What is the cost to do remote video visitation?
Paid Remote Visits
Having a remote visit from your Home or app, the cost of each 20-25 minute ‘friends and family remote visit’ will be approximately $7.95 plus tax.
FREE Remote Visits
Visitors can also choose to come to the jail and video chat with an inmate via the JailFunds/VendEngine kiosk in the lobby. The video visit on-site at the jail is FREE.

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at jailfunds.com.
  • Deposit at the kiosk in the jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

Attorney Visits only!  < (Lawyers, go here)

jailfunds.com Help
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Contact Form

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Rapides Parish Detention Center I

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 Rapides Parish County 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 318-473-6750 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

It is likely that the Rapides Parish Detention Center I will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 318-473-6750 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 Rapides Parish Detention Center I reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Rapides Parish Detention Center I Visitation Dress Code

The Rapides Parish Detention Center I staff will 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 318-473-6750 to ask specific questions about the Rapides Parish Detention Center I Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Rapides Parish Detention Center I 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 318-473-6750 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Rapides Parish Detention Center I visitation.

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