Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections

COVID-19 Positives

Updated 9/15/2021 - Updated weekly by 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Hunt and Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Jetson are two separate prisons.
PrisonsCurrent
Positive
Staff
Current
Positive
Prisoners
Allen Correctional Center30
Dixon Correctional Institute10
David Wade Correctional Center10
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center33
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Hunt10
Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women - Jetson21
Louisiana State Penitentiary113
Rayburn Correctional Center61
Raymond Laborde Correctional Center21
TOTAL309

Louisiana DOC COVID-19 Response

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 prisoners 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 a.m. Wednesdays on a weekly basis.

Prisoners are tested when they present with COVID symptoms, as a result of contact tracing/exposure risk, as part of targeted asymptomatic testing, prior to release, and/or prior to an outside medical trip. We have followed the CDC guidelines revisions regarding retesting to confirm recovery and are now utilizing a 14 day quarantine for our isolation/step-down units.