Calcasieu Transitional Work Program (NC)

County Work Release

Last Updated: March 28, 2024
5410 E Broad St, Lake Charles, LA 70615
Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu TWP is for County Work Release offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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You can support your loved ones at Calcasieu TWP on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 337-491-3706.

At the Calcasieu Transitional Work Program (NC), inmates with good behavior have access to traditional jobs in the public sector during the day. The program offers varying degrees of freedom, some even allowing prisoners to work during the week and return home, serving their sentences on only weekends. Depending on the terms (which change from time to time), inmates may reside in a halfway house or under home confinement when not working. As they near their release date, residents may transition to reintegration programs, with potential offers of full-time employment upon full release.

Work release program initiatives have proven benefits, including increased employment opportunities post-release, accelerated job acquisition, higher post-release earnings, and reduced recidivism rates among participants. Calcasieu TWP is committed to empowering inmates with skills and opportunities for successful reentry into society.

The Calcasieu Parish Work Release Facility, operated by the Corrections Division of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, comprises two primary facilities: the Calcasieu Correctional Center and the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison, with an annex for Women's Correctional Services. Additionally, the Work Release Center, situated on the same property, enables offenders to work traditional jobs in the public domain while serving their sentences.

These facilities are dedicated to providing detention, operations, and related services essential for societal protection. They serve as deterrents to crime, offer guidance and treatment for inmates, and assist the judicial system with evaluation tools and sentencing information.

The Corrections Division offers a spectrum of services directly benefiting both the community and offenders. Community-focused services encompass education, information dissemination, and reparative support. Meanwhile, logistical support to the Criminal Justice System includes housing and supervision of offenders, generation of sentencing options/reports, and intelligence provision.

The transitional work 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.

A paramount aspect of the division's offerings is its risk management programs for offenders. These programs meticulously target criminogenic needs, aiming to curtail the likelihood of recidivism. This multifaceted approach underscores the division's commitment to both public safety and the rehabilitation of offenders within Calcasieu Parish.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Calcasieu TWP are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 337-491-3706, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Lake Charles. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from both their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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