Ouachita Parish Correctional Center (OCC)

County Jail

Last Updated: July 29, 2023
4801 Hwy 165 Byp, Monroe, LA 71202
Ouachita Parish

Ouachita Parish Correctional 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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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 Ouachita Parish Correctional Center (OCC)

You can support your loved ones at Ouachita Parish Correctional on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 318-327-1369.

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 Ouachita Parish Correctional is a detention center located at 4801 Hwy 165 Byp Monroe, LA which is operated locally by the Ouachita 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. Ouachita Parish County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Monroe 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 Ouachita Correctional Center (OCC) has been in operation since 1963, when it housed 180 inmates. Since then, the facility has grown to a maximum bed capacity of 1152. OCC now houses inmates for the Department of Corrections, those sentenced in parish court, and pretrial inmates awaiting trial. OCC is staffed by 150 deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. An Administrative Lieutenant oversees OCC’s kitchen, inmate accounts, trustee labor, sentence processing, and a variety of clerical duties. One of the Administration Division’s main priorities is efficiency.

The backbone of OCC. The Security Division consists of 17 Booking personnel who are responsible for processing people entering and exiting OCC, which is typically between 40-70 individuals per day.

The Security Division also consists of 76 Security personnel responsible for the day-to-day operations of the jail. The Security Division handles offender movement, housing, feeding, discipline, personnel training.

To add funds to an inmate's account through Inmatedeposit.com or call 866-345-1884 - you will need the inmate's name and Louisiana state id number

Rehabilitation Programs - As a true “correctional” facility, OCC offers a variety of self-improvement classes aimed at facilitating a change in behavior that will decrease recidivism. These classes include Hi-Set (GED) classes, Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous, Freedmen, Anger Management, Celebrate Recovery, and Hi-Set. OCC’s rehabilitation efforts are supported by a robust army of volunteers from local churches.

Work Release - To lessen the burden on taxpayers, Sheriff Russell has explored a variety of options that allow OCC to generate its’ own revenue. The most successful of these is the Women’s Temporary Work Program (WTWP), which allows approved female inmates to work off-compound at local businesses, while still being housed at OCC. The program allows the inmates to earn money while incarcerated, pay for their own incarceration, and decrease the likelihood that they will return to jail.

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 Ouachita Parish Correctional Center (OCC).

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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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 318-327-1369 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.