VISITATION SUSPENDED September 4, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution, visitation at all state-run prisons remains suspended at this time due to COVID-19. The Department continues to monitor the situation, and will update the public when we are able to resume visitation at Louisiana's state prisons.
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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