Tensas Parish Jail is a low security correctional facility. Inmates are housed together in dormitories or cubicle housing. They are provided with access to programs and training that will help to rehabilitate them so that they’re ready to get their lives back on track when released. As a low security facility, Tensas Parish Jail has a lower staff to inmate ratio than medium or high security jails.

Tensas Parish Jail is a County Jail used by the jurisdictions of Tensas Parish to confine inmates for short periods while awaiting trial or processing. As inmates are staying for only a short period, it has fewer amenities than a jail or prison. Inmates do, however, have access to bathroom facilities and are provided with meals during their stay. Tensas Parish Jail may also have a common area in which inmates can socialize.

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Physical Location

203 Hancock
PO Box 138

St. Joseph, LA 71366

Contact Info

318-766-3961
318-766-4291 (Fax)