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Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison and Women's Annex

County Jail

Last Updated: June 26, 2022
Address
5300 E Broad St, Lake Charles,, LA 70615
County
Calcasieu Parish
Phone
337-491-1300

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

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison and Women's Annex basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 337-491-1300

The Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison and Women's Annex is a medium-security detention center located at 5300 E Broad St Lake Charles,, LA which is operated locally by the Calcasieu 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. Calcasieu Parish County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Lake Charles, Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Corrections Division of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is composed of two facilities: The Calcasieu Correctional Center and Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison of which the Women's Correctional Services building is an annex.

These detention facilities were constructed to provide detention, operations, and related services necessary for the protection of society. They provide incarceration as an appropriate deterrent to the commission of crime, are a method of guidance and treatment for incarcerated offenders, and assists the judicial system with evaluation tools and information for use when sentencing offenders.

The corrections division offers a variety of services to the community, the Criminal Justice System, and offenders. The services provided directly to the community focus on education/information and reparative support. The services provided to the Criminal Justice System are primarily logistical including the housing and supervision of offenders, sentencing options/reports, and intelligence information.

The most obvious services we provide offenders are risk management programs; these programs are targeted at criminogenic needs and are designed to reduce the likelihood of re-offending.

Health Services Unit - This office is responsible for the management of offender health care delivery systems and administration, as well as, providing leadership as the department begins more intensive health care planning and cost-containment efforts. The Health Services Administrator oversees clinical supervision for medical and dental care, mental health services, and chemical dependency.

Offender Education - This department is responsible for providing quality educational services responsive to the academic, vocational, and social needs of the offender population so as to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities to function as meaningful participants in the community.

Work Release - The work release program provides a structured transition period for offenders returning to the community with the intent of better preparing them for a successful, crime-free life. Selection criteria include current and prior criminal behavior, institutional adjustment, and alcohol and chemical dependency history. The program contracts with public and private agencies for residential work release services. Programs provide structured living and close supervision and surveillance.

Prison Transportation - The transportation department is responsible for providing the necessary level of security, supervision, and control for offenders who are escorted outside the institution and into the community. Prisoner transport includes escorts to and from hospitals, medical appointments, court appearances, forensic hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities. The transportation department is equipped to accommodate handicapped offenders and has the capability of transporting as many as 85 prisoners at any one time. The transportation department consists of 6 fifteen-passenger vans, 7 seven-passenger vans and 1 two-passenger escort units. All transportation vehicles are professionally marked, regularly serviced and designed for officer, public and prisoner safety.

Do offenders have to work while they're in Jail?

Although it is encouraged for those offenders that meet the criteria to work, the program is voluntary.

What is minimum, medium, and maximum security?

The Corrections Division uses an objective classification system to assess the amount of risk posed by an offender. This assessment includes criminal and institutional violence history, program needs, and supervision requirements. These levels dictate the degree to which an inmate's movements are restricted. Minimum indicates the lowest risk and the least restriction on movement. Medium is a step up in risk and restriction. Maximum is the highest risk classification and the greatest restriction.

What do offenders eat?

A balanced diet consisting of three full meals a day is offered to all offenders housed in the correctional facilities. A licensed dietician is consulted through our contracted food services company to ensure a properly balanced diet is maintained.

Who provides medical care to the offender population?

The Health Services Department is responsible for the management of offender health care delivery systems and administration, as well as, providing leadership as the department begins more intensive health care planning and cost-containment efforts. The Health Services Administrator oversees clinical supervision for medical and dental care, mental health services, and chemical dependency.

Can I bring items to a family member or friend in jail?

Ordinarily no but exceptions may be considered depending on the situation (i.e. specialized medication or equipment.) All requests may be submitted to the facility Warden.

How do I leave money on an offender's account?

The lobbies of the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Calcasieu Sheriff’s Prison, and corrections section of the South Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center have had kiosks placed for use by the public. These lobby kiosks will accept credit/debit cards or cash when family and friends wish to deposit funds into their loved one’s inmate account. Simply touch the screen and follow the directions. Pay attention to the fee schedule. If you use a credit/debit card, your bank may charge an additional fee which we have no control. The deposit records onto the inmate’s account immediately.

There are two other ways funds can be deposited into an inmate’s account:

A) Using a credit/debit card, deposits can be done via the internet by going to accesscorrections.com or by calling a toll free number, 866.345.1884. These deposits are also immediate. The fees are based on how much is deposited. Again, your bank may charge you an additional fee of which we have no control.

B) A slower method, but, more economical, a money order deposit form is available here that can be printed and mailed with the money order to Access Corrections. The money order cannot exceed $300.00 including the $3.00 fee. Follow the directions carefully on the form.

What is 72-hour court?

72-hour court or Right to Counsel Hearing is held primarily to determine whether or not an offender can afford counsel to represent them in court proceedings. If an offender cannot afford counsel then counsel will be appointed by the District Judge presiding over the hearing.

Inmate Locator

Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison and Women's Annex publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Louisiana. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison and Women's Annex and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 337-491-1300.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison and Women's Annex - Visitation

Visitation is a privilege given to an inmate as first come/first serve based on the visitation schedule. Conflicts or classification issues between inmates may also prohibit two specific inmates from receiving visits at the same time. Please use the schedule to help identify and discuss convenient times for the inmate to request.

Regular Visitation | Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 9:00 AM ▬ ▬ ▬ 1:30 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 2:30 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 7:00 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 8:00 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 9:00 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬

Regular Visitation | Calcasieu Correctional Center

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 9:00 AM 1:30 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 2:30 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 7:00 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 8:00 PM ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 9:00 PM ▬

Trusty Visitation | Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison & Correctional Center

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 9:00 AM ▬ ▬ 11:30 AM ▬ ▬ 1:00 PM ▬ ▬ 2:15 PM ▬ ▬ 3:30 PM ▬ ▬

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