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All requests should be submitted in writing to:
La. Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Attn: Deputy Secretary’s Office
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 342-3095 (fax)
It is the secretary’s policy to maintain positive, informative relationships with the public, the media and other agencies, consistent with the security and privacy interests of the Department, its staff, and offenders.
Media are divided into two groups for the purposes of gaining access to correctional facilities and/or probation and parole district offices.
All visitors, including credentialed media and commercial production crews, will be provided an escort while on the grounds of a correctional facility for the duration of the visit and entities must sign release forms/location agreements prior to story gathering/commercial production.
Written permission shall be obtained from an offender prior to interviewing, photographing and/or recording (audio and video) of the offender. Death Row inmates must also have their attorney’s written approval prior to an interview, photograph, and/or audio or video recording, although interviews with these offenders are usually only granted after a death warrant is issued and execution is imminent. No remuneration will be provided to any offender.
In general, the Department will consider interview requests related to rehabilitation and similar programming that offenders are involved in (education, vocations, offender clubs, rodeo, etc.). Offenders are not allowed to conduct interviews where they discuss the crimes they have been convicted of. Consideration of the feelings of any victims and/or family members of victims outweigh all other issues. Access to offenders can be restricted or disallowed to prevent them from profiting from their crimes, either materially or through enhanced status as a result of media coverage.
Media inquiries should be directed to Communications Director Ken Pastorick at (225) 219-0499, or at email@example.com. Media may not circumvent Department policies regarding contact with offenders. Media may not be placed on offender telephone lists, communicate with offenders via electronic communication, and/or send money to offenders. Failure by a news media representative to comply with Departmental policy constitutes grounds for denying the representative and/or the representative’s agency access to facilities and interviews for a 12-month period.
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The document below lists professional, personal, consulting, and social services contracts, interagency agreements, including community service work crews, and leases. These contracts are entered into in accordance with procedures established by the Office of Contractual Review and the Real Estate Leasing Division of the Office of Facility Planning and applicable statutory requirements. For any questions concerning these contracts please contact Tammy Grant at (225) 342-6578.View Document
The purchasing function of supplies, equipment and services in fully handled by the Division of Administration, Office of State Procurement (OSP).
Additional purchasing information can be accessed at http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osp/Index.aspx.
Corrections alone cannot succeed in the reintegration process. Community stakeholders need to be involved and made aware of the difficulty offenders face once released. Many people are not aware that most of those that are incarcerated today are eventually returning to the communities. When an offender returns to the community, he/she faces the stigma of incarceration making the offender feel uncertain, sometimes fearful as they return home. The community contributes to these feelings by maintaining a distance from the offender. As a result, the offender experiences difficulty finding meaningful employment and suitable housing.
Service providers in the communities need to understand the public safety value of helping ensure that offenders’ needs are met. The importance of making a good fit between what the offender needs and what the community needs looks like the way to do business.
While the Department clearly has a primary role in managing offender reentry, the process cannot be carried out successfully without the involvement of other state agencies, community organizations, faith-based groups, crime victims, and the friends and families of offenders. Therefore, creating and strengthening community partnerships is a central piece of the process. Volunteers are an extremely vital part of the offender’s transition back to their community.
Community volunteers are needed for a variety of services including mentoring, transportation, job search and employment, and family reunification. For additional reentry information, volunteer inquiries or to provide community transition services, including employment opportunities for releasing offenders, please direct calls to the Office of Offender Reentry, (225) 342-0206, 1(888) 332-2673, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The following orientation module video is designed to inform authorized legal representatives of an offender’s counsel of protocol and procedures governing their visits to offenders housed in state correctional facilities and is required to be completed prior to an approved visit.
It is the responsibility of legal counsel representatives to review in detail the following module and to complete and print for their records the certificate of completion.
Any questions regarding the content or meaning of content in this module or its associated policies should be directed to the warden or the warden’s designee of the facility to be visited.
Approved pictured identification, the completion certificate, and any other required credentials are the responsibility of the visitor at the time of entry to any state prison facility, or in advance to that facility, as may be applicable.
This course must be taken annually. The certificate of completion is good only for the year the course was taken, and for the year it was created.
Certificates of completion will be issued to you within seven business days following the date you submit your properly-completed request for certificate form.
All requests for certificate forms must contain a hand-written signature. No computer generated signatures will be accepted.
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The rule-making activity above is for the Division of Administration only.
The official office and the official website for rules published in the Louisiana Administrative Code and the Louisiana Register remains the Office of State Register and the Office of State Register’s website.
|Department||Rule Title||Emergency Rule (if none: N/A)||Notice of Intent||Fiscal Information||Summary Report & Date Issued||Legislative Oversite Report (if none: N/A)||Effective Date|
|Office of State Procurement||Reverse Auction||N/A||Download||N/A||Download||N/A||Upon Promulgation|
|Office of Technology Services||Multi-Vendor Awards||N/A||Download||N/A||N/A||N/A||Upon Promulgation|
|Office of Group Benefits||Employee Benefits (LAC 32:I, Chapter 3)||N/A||Download||N/A||Download – 11/16/2015||N/A||1/20/2016|
|Office of Group Benefits||Employee Benefits (LAC 32:I, Chapter 3, 7, & 11)||N/A||Download||N/A||Download – 9/15/2015||N/A||1/1/2016|
|Office of Technology Services||Office Technology Services Consolidation||Download – 10/6/2015||Download||N/A||Download – 11/20/2014||N/A||1/20/2015|
|Louisiana Property Assistance Agency||Electronic Media Sanitization||Download||Download||N/A||N/A||N/A||12/4/2014|
|Office of State Procurement||Procurement||N/A||Download||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Office of Group Benefits||Employee Benefits||N/A||Download||N/A||Download – 12/30/2014||N/A||3/1/2015|
|Office of Facility Planning and Control||Uniform Public Work Bid Form||N/A||Download||N/A||Download – 12/11/2014||N/A||2/20/2015|
|Department of Corrections||Offender Visitation||N/A||Download||Download||N/A||N/A||N/A|