The information below provides complete instructions regarding Shreveport City Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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 you call the jail at 318-677-5254 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Ask the inmate to submit your name to the jail for visitation approval. It takes 24 hours to get approved.
If the inmate is charged with a felony he or she will be transferred to Caddo Parish County Jail and will not have visitation here. If charged with a misdemeanor visitation is allowed.
Have the inmate schedule a visit and tell you the date and time.
Arrive 10 minutes prior to the visit to check in. Leave all personal belongings in the vehicle except a car key and your ID.
Show a valid, photo ID that is government-issued and shows your address and birthdate.
Anyone over the age of 18, who has been approved by the jail to visit the inmate may visit inmates at this jail.
If you have a warrant you will be denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Up to two adults can visit an inmate at the same time.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 318-677-5254 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Shreveport City Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 318-677-5254 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 Shreveport City Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Shreveport City Jail requires the inmate to submit your information to the staff for visitation approval. Your name and birthdate, etc. will be checked against a national database to look for warrants and probation/parole status.
If you are on probation/parole, you must obtain prior permission from your supervising officer before coming to visit an inmate, otherwise you could be violated.
If you are visiting from another state or travelling a great distance, Shreveport City Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 318-677-5254 to ask for special consideration.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Four times each day visits are allowed. The times vary and the inmate is responsible for scheduling your visit and letting you know which of the days to come and at what time.
Each inmate is allowed one visit per visiting day.
Visits are 15 minutes long.
The Shreveport City Jail 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 318-677-5254 to ask specific questions about the Shreveport City Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
You must be 18-years-old or older to visit an inmate at this facility. No exceptions.
Call 318-677-5254 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Shreveport City Jail visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
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 Shreveport City Jail – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.