VISITATION/VOLUNTEERING SUSPENDED August 19, 2021 - Out of an abundance of caution concerning the state's current surge of COVID-19 positive cases, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has extended the suspension on visitation and volunteering through October 1, 2021, at Louisiana's eight state-run prisons. The Department has taken these precautionary measures to protect its staff and prisoner populations, and will review and reconsider the need for these measures as we get closer to October 1, 2021.
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.