VISITATION/VOLUNTEERING SUSPENDED August 19, 2021 - Out of an abundance of caution concerning the state's current surge of COVID-19 positive cases, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has extended the suspension on visitation and volunteering through October 1, 2021, at Louisiana's eight state-run prisons. The Department has taken these precautionary measures to protect its staff and prisoner populations, and will review and reconsider the need for these measures as we get closer to October 1, 2021.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections provides demographic information and statistics in an interactive format. Click below to see the demographic information, updated biannually. The most current data available at this time is from December 31, 2020.
The Briefing Book is compiled and distributed on a quarterly basis. It is designed to give the public basic, statistical and demographic information about the population of people in prison as well as budget and other helpful information.
Under Louisiana law, particularly the provisions of R.S. 15:574.12, the records of imprisoned people, past, present, or future, in the custody of the Department of Corrections, is confidential and cannot be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to anyone. This is not to say that some information, in the hands of another state agency or subdivision of the state, is not available, but pursuant to state law, while held by this Department it is confidential.
Consequently, we are unable to accommodate any request for any kind of data sharing on any terms.
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