VISITATION RESUMES On Monday, October 18. 2021, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) will begin phasing in visitation across its state-run prisons. Visitation must be scheduled in advance by contacting the prison. All visitors must be on the prisoner's visitation list and be 14 years of age and older. Visitation begins on the following dates at the following prisons -Oct. 18 - DCI, DWCC, EHCC; Oct. 19 - RCC; Oct. 23 - ALC, RLCC; Oct. 24 - LCIW; Oct. 30 - LSP. For more information, visit the Department's visitation page on its website.
Ascension, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist
Additional Office Hours
In addition to normal office hours at the Donaldsonville office, DVD has designated times and sites where agents are offsite for offender contacts and other services to the public as follows:
Ascension Parish offsite hours: First Monday and first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at the Ascension Mental Health Center in Gonzales, Louisiana.
Assumption Parish and St. James Parish extended hours: Every first Monday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the District Office for those offenders who work day shifts.
St. John Parish offsite hours: Every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Acuri Center in LaPlace, Louisiana.
From Baton Rouge, take I-10 east towards New Orleans. Exit at the Donaldsonville/Sorrento exit and follow signs to Sunshine Bridge (approximately 8 miles from exit). As you cross Sunshine Bridge to the west side of the Mississippi River, the office is directly adjacent to bridge on LA 18 service road. Directional signs at the west side of the Sunshine Bridge guide visitors to the office.
From New Orleans, take I-10 west towards Baton Rouge. Exit at the Donaldsonville/Sorrento exit and follow signs to Sunshine Bridge (approximately 8 miles from exit). As you cross Sunshine Bridge to the west side of the Mississippi River, the office is directly adjacent to bridge on LA 18 service road. Directional signs at the west side of the Sunshine Bridge guide visitors to the office.
Demographics & Statistics
There are currently 2200 probation and parole cases under the supervision of this office, including more than 50 sex offender cases.
This office regularly assists with activities in the communities we serve, and provides public information to local schools in the area. It is also active in providing community service opportunities in the local community for offenders under supervision.
DVD partners with local law enforcement agencies in times of need, such as in 2012 when the staff assisted in community policing efforts for the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office and the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office in the aftermath of Hurricane Issac. In quieter times, officers assist local volunteer groups with various functions such as the Bonfire Festival in St. James Parish and local Council on Aging Programs.
DVD co-host san annual National Crime Victims Week observance in April of every year in local communities that gives victims the support that they need to make themselves and their families whole.