Lafayette Parish Correctional Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 07, 2024
916 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Lafayette Parish
337-236-5493, 337-236-3966

Lafayette Parish Correctional Center 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.

The phone carrier is TelMate Inmate Calling, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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 Lafayette Parish Correctional Center

You can support your loved ones at Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 337-231-6356, 337-236-5467.

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 Lafayette Parish Correctional Center is a detention center located at 916 Lafayette St Lafayette, LA which is operated locally by the Lafayette 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. Lafayette Parish County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Lafayette 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 new jail facility accepted the first inmates on September 23, 2004. The new facility is capable of housing 126 inmates. The new facility has 5 inmate pods and a work release pod. The jail is capable of housing 116 inmates in pods and 10 in work release.


The old Lafayette County Jail was capable of holding 72 inmates, though for safety reasons, the maximum number held was usually no more than 60. The jail was divided into three sections that allowed minimal separation of inmates.

All persons arrested for crimes in Lafayette County were housed in the jail. We held those arrested for all of the local police agencies, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Conservation Department and all Federal agencies making arrests in our County.

All inmate movements were done manually by deputies. The new facility will allow inmate movement to be done by remote electronic doors and video cameras that require little or no physical inmate handling, allowing for a safer working environment for the deputies.

The jail is also responsible for inmate preparation for court appearances. Bailiffs (deputies assigned to work in the courts) monitor the inmate from the time they leave the jail until their return from court. As well, an extradition deputy travels around the country transporting Lafayette County inmates from other jurisdictions where they were arrested on Lafayette County warrants.

The main objective of the jail is to provide a secure facility and ensure a safe community. Their diligence is of the utmost importance. This is one of the most dangerous jobs in law enforcement.


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 Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

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

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 337-231-6356, 337-236-5467 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

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.