Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections





COVID-19 Inmate Positives

Updated 05/29/2020 - Updated daily at 11 a.m. with results from the end of the previous day.
*Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Hunt and Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Jetson are two separate prisons.
PrisonsTotal Tested PositiveTested Positive
Tested Positive
Currently PositiveStep DownRecoveredReleasedCOVID-19
Allen Correctional Center00-0000000
Dixon Correctional Institute11-0010000
David Wade Correctional Center00-0000000
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center1211110920000
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Hunt *16842126141110916202
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Jetson *167671001622041000
Louisiana State Penitentiary1221157785632012012
Rayburn Correctional Center393631210225000
Raymond Laborde Correctional Center2422221621000

Louisiana DOC reports first incarcerated inmate death related to COVID-19

(Baton Rouge, La.) April 19, 2020 – The Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) announced today the death of a 69-year old inmate with underlying medical conditions compounded by a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The inmate was imprisoned at Louisiana State Penitentiary. He had been hospitalized in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since April 15, 2020, and was pronounced deceased on April 18, 2020. He conferred with the doctor at the hospital and requested and agreed to a do not resuscitate order. His family has been notified of his death.

The individual was serving a life sentence for first degree murder, and had been imprisoned at Louisiana State Penitentiary since January of 1978. For the privacy of his family and due to confidentiality laws, the DOC is not releasing the inmate’s name nor his medical conditions.

The Louisiana DOC is working closely with the Louisiana Department of Health and is committed to following the proposed guidance from the CDC on Correctional and Detention Facilities.

“The entire Department is focused on minimizing the potential impact of this disease on our correctional system. We understand that this is a very trying time for everyone in Louisiana including our employees, prison population and their loved ones. We are making every effort to ensure that inmates in our state prisons are informed and able to remain connected to their loved ones throughout this time.” – Secretary LeBlanc.

Numbers regarding confirmed COVID-19 positive tests results within the state-run prisons will be updated at 11 am on a daily basis.

Prisons where inmates are being tested

Allen Correctional Center
Dixon Correctional Institute
David Wade Correctional Center
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Rayburn Correctional Center
Raymond Laborde Correctional Center

COVID-19 Staff Positives

Updated 05/29/2020 - Updated daily at 11 a.m. with results from the end of the previous day.
*Staff COVID-19 test results are self reported
Allen Correctional Center000
Dixon Correctional Institute660
David Wade Correctional Center320
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center1890
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women54300
Louisiana State Penitentiary45191
Rayburn Correctional Center820
Raymond Laborde Correctional Center17112