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About Louisiana Department of Corrections

The Louisiana Department of Corrections has a long rich history. For as long as anyone can remember, the towns and cities in Louisiana always had parish prisons, police jails, and state lockup facilities. Throughout these years, the state of Louisiana was always trying to improve their correctional system, with their main goal focusing on public safety and rehabilitation of those who were convicted of their crimes.

Under the Louisiana Department of Corrections, the first state penitentiary opened. This was the first state penitentiary for the state of Louisiana. It opened in 1835 in downtown Baton Rouge and was called The Walls.

As the Louisiana Department of Corrections is always improving, the agency went under a criminal justice reform. This was to try and better reach their main objectives. The agencies main objectives are to rehabilitate ALL offenders that walk through their doors and turn them into a productive member of society.

Basic Information

Louisiana Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Type
County
St. James Youth Center County Jail West Baton Rouge Parish County
Terrebonne Detention Center County Jail Terrebonne Parish County
St. Helena Parish Jail County Jail St. Helena Parish County
St. James Parish Prison County Jail St. James Parish County
St. Martin Parish Corrections I – Main Jail County Jail St. Martin Parish County
Lafourche Parish Detention Center County Jail Lafourche Parish County
St. Mary Parish Jail County Jail St. Mary Parish County
Lafourche Parish Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Lafourche Parish County
McDaniels Transitional Work Center County Jail Orleans Parish County
Red River Parish Jail County Jail Red River Parish County
Northwest Louisiana Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Red River Parish County
Tangipahoa Parish Prison County Jail Tangipahoa Parish County
Oucahita Parish Work Release Facility County Jail Ouachita Parish County
Lafourche Parish Work Release Facility County Jail Lafourche Parish County
Jetson Correctional Center for Youth County Jail West Baton Rouge Parish County
St. John Parish – Sherman Walker Correctional Facility County Jail St. John Parish County
New Orleans Youth Study Center County Jail Orleans Parish County
Morehouse Parish Jail County Jail Morehouse Parish County
Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center County Jail Pointe Coupee Parish County
J.B. Evans Correctional Center County Jail Tensas Parish County
St. Landry Parish Jail County Jail St. Landry Parish County
St. Martin Sheriff’s Juvenile Training Center County Jail St. Martin Parish County
Renaissance Home for Youth County Jail Rapides Parish County
Sabine Parish Work Release Facility County Jail Sabine Parish County
Plaquemines Parish Detention Center County Jail Plaquemines Parish County
Rapides Parish Detention Center I County Jail Rapides Parish County
St. Bernard Parish Prison County Jail St. Bernard Parish County
St. Tammany Parish Jail County Jail St. Tammany Parish County
Iberia Parish Jail County Jail Iberia Parish County
Iberia Parish Work Release Facility County Jail Iberia Parish County