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.
Get notified of emergency situations, like people escaping from prison, as well as general information such as visitation cancellations via phone contact, text messages and/or emails.
Introducing Modern Notifications
Modern technology has greatly enhanced the Department’s ability to make timely notifications in the rare occasion of an emergency at a correctional facility. DPS&C utilizes a web-based system to provide a more rapid and comprehensive notification system to communities surrounding state correctional facilities.
The Emergency Communications Network’s CodeRED notification system is used by more than 3,000 state and local government entities across the United States and Canada. Those living near a correctional facility can be notified of emergency situations (i.e. escape) via phone contact, text messages, and/or emails. Additionally, family members of people assigned to state correctional facilities can get notified of general information such as visitation cancellations.
Below is a list of state correctional facilities participating in the current notification system.