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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)
Or you may email your public records request to the Deputy Secretary at email@example.com.
Only requests for public records as defined by the Louisiana Public Records Act in LSA-R.S. 44:1, et seq, should be directed to this address. Inquiries or questions of a general or specific nature, such as an offender’s sentence computation, should not be directed to this address.
Offender records are not public except for the limited exceptions given in LSA-R.S. 15:574.12. The only exceptions are records reflecting an offender’s age, offense, date of conviction, length of sentence, and misconduct while incarcerated.
The Department of Corrections does not conduct background checks, and information obtained from the Department of Corrections should not be used for background check purposes. Requests for backgrounds checks should be directed to the Louisiana State Police. Additional information for obtaining a background check can be located at https://www.lsp.org/services/background-checks/ http://www.lsp.org/applications.html or by contacting the Louisiana State Police at (225) 925-6095.
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 people in prison or under community supervision.
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 imprisoned person prior to interviewing, photographing and/or recording (audio and video) of the imprisoned person. People on Death Row must also have their attorney’s written approval prior to an interview, photograph, and/or audio or video recording, although interviews with people on Death Row are usually only granted after a death warrant is issued and execution is imminent. No remuneration will be provided to any imprisoned person.
In general, the Department will consider interview requests related to rehabilitation and similar programming that people in prison are involved in (education, vocations, clubs, rodeo, etc.). People in prison are not allowed to conduct interviews where they discuss the crimes of which they have been convicted. Consideration of the feelings of any victims and/or family members of victims outweigh all other issues. Access to imprisoned people 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Media may not circumvent Department policies regarding contact with people in prison. Media may not be placed on an imprisoned people’s telephone lists, communicate with imprisoned people via electronic communication, and/or send money to imprisoned people. 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.
It is the policy of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections (DPS&C) to maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a Civil Rights Law which requires accessibility to programs, services, and activities to individuals with disabilities and prohibits discrimination. We provide an open and meaningful accommodations request process, which offers resolution to complaints and allegations regarding the ADA. In alignment with our agency’s mission, our goal is to offer equal access to all individuals in the areas of education, programming, healthcare, and beyond.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS), is located at the DPS&C’s Headquarters Facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The ODS serves our offender population, staff, contractors, visitors, and citizens with documented qualifying disabilities in their encounters with our agency. We provide these services under the guidelines of Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments (ADAAA), as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Additionally, the Human Resources Department provides support and resource information for employees and applicants with disabilities. Services are available to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue employment in all aspects and have access to programs, services, and activities offered by our agency.
The DPS&C strives to eliminate barriers to content for visitors with disabilities by implementing requirements that allow for a more inclusive, accessible online experience for all individuals.
Examples of our efforts to improve accessibility include:
The platform incorporates federally mandated Section 508 compliance standards and best practices recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) (Level AA) for web accessibility.
Some of these practices include:
DPS&C is continuously working to increase accessibility standards and meet all levels of accessibility conformance and guidelines.
If you wish to express any accessibility concerns beyond our technical assistance and support team, the DPS&C ADA Director can be reached at the following address and phone number:
Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADA)-Office of Disability Services
Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections
504 Mayflower Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Questions about medical billing for care provided to people in prison?
Healthcare providers inquiring about medical billing and claim status regarding an imprisoned person should contact CorrectCare Integrated Health at 877-292-7999.
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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 returning residents face once released. Many people are not aware that most of those that are incarcerated today are eventually returning to communities. When an imprisoned person returns to the community, he/she may face the negative stigma of incarceration. This stigma may cause returning residents feel uncertain, sometimes fearful as they return home.
Service providers in communities need to understand the public safety value of helping ensure that the needs of returning residents are met. Meeting the needs of returning residents can help make them productive members of communities.
While the Department clearly has a primary role in managing the reentry of returning residents, 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 returning residents. Therefore, creating and strengthening community partnerships is a central piece of the process. Volunteers are an extremely vital part of the returning resident’s transition back to his or her 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 people releasing from prison, please direct calls to the Office of Offender Reentry, (225) 342-0206, 1(888) 332-2673, or email email@example.com. For information about volunteer training and approval, please follow the steps below. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Diana McCool at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for a volunteer position, please complete the following steps:
A background check will be completed on each volunteer annually. Applications do not guarantee approval.
The following orientation module video is designed to inform authorized legal representatives of an imprisoned person’s counsel of protocol and procedures governing their visits to imprisoned people 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 the certificate of completion for their records.
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.
The visitor is responsible for providing an approved form of picture identification, the completion certificate, and any other required credentials 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 Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections does not tolerate sexual harassment in the workplace. The Department requires the reporting of all incidents of sexual harassment or retaliation, regardless of the offending individual’s identity or position.
Early reporting and intervention have proven to be the most effective method of resolving actual or perceived incidents of harassment. Therefore, the Department requires the prompt reporting of complaints or concerns, so rapid and constructive action can be taken. To that end, any employee who wishes to file a complaint of alleged sexual harassment may click on the link below to for information on filing a complaint.
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|