State Prisons in louisiana

Clicking on any of the Louisiana facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections - Prisons & Inmate Search

Louisiana maintains their own state prison system, eight correctional facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum, as well as thirty-nine transitional facilities that focus on sober living, and halfway houses that prepare inmates for life outside of prison.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. Louisiana also has a death row with almost dozens of murderers at any one time, waiting to be executed. The Louisiana Department of Corrections does not have an information about these inmates however there is information on this website.

Go here for full instructions on using the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees. 

The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice oversees seven detention centers and twelve other programs for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections or Office of Juvenile Justice, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.