Allen Parish Public Safety Complex (ICE)

County Jail

Last Updated: March 07, 2024
7340 LA-26 W, Oberlin, LA 70655
Allen Parish

APPSC is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Allen Parish Public Safety Complex (ICE)

You can support your loved ones at APPSC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 337-639-4353.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The APPSC is a detention center located at 7340 LA-26 W Oberlin, LA which is operated locally by the Allen Parish County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Allen Parish County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Oberlin Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Louisiana here.

The Allen Parish Jail has a rich history dating back to 1913 when it was initially established at the location now referred to as the "White House," which has since been retired. In 1966, a newer facility was constructed and attached to the rear of the Allen Parish Courthouse. This strategic design allowed for direct access from the jail to the courthouse via an entrance on the third floor, significantly enhancing security and minimizing risks during prisoner transfers.

Before this design, inmates housed at the old jail had to be escorted outside and walked to the courthouse, exposing them and deputies to potential risks. With the new facility, inmates had limited access to the outside, mainly restricted to the exercise yard, reducing the likelihood of escape attempts and ensuring a safer environment for both inmates and deputies.

The old jail, which accommodated 41 inmates, has since been retired and repurposed as storage for the courthouse and Police Jury. This transition reflects the Sheriff's vision to centralize prisoner housing within the parish, ultimately saving taxpayers' money by eliminating the need to send inmates to external facilities for housing. The culmination of this vision is the new facility located on Hwy 26, which is now fully operational.

The Parish has also been contracted by the Department of Homeland Security for holding ICE detainees. If you are looking for a resident, check here - ICE Detainee Locator. If you need information about a detainee who is housed at this facility, you may call (337) 639-4353 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. When you call, please have the individual's biographical information ready, including first, last, and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Non-citizens cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (337) 639-4353 and leave the non-citizen's full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The non-citizen will be given your message.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Louisiana. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Allen Parish Public Safety Complex (ICE).

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Family Visits

Seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Visits shall not exceed one (1) hour per non-citizen.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.