How to Connect With Inmates in Louisiana Prisons or Jails

Connect With an Inmate How to Connect With Inmates in Louisiana Prisons or Jails

The Easiest Way to Connect With Inmates in Louisiana Prisons or Jails

Louisiana is home to a variety of different prisons and jails at all different security and severity levels. Louisiana alone keeps over 4,290 state-level inmates out of a state population of 4.657 million residents. This is the population in the state facilities at any given time. This means that there are several options regarding which of the seventeen (17) state-run facilities your loved one may be housed in at a given time. Finding the exact prison where your loved one is located is key to being able to stay in touch.

DoNotPay understands that communication with your loved ones while they are in prison is essential to keeping relationships alive and helping keep your family unit connected Calling costs and other expenses to ensure that your family member has what they can be expensive, which is a strain on a family trying to make ends meet if the bread-winning family member is already incarcerated. DoNotPay is here to provide a more economically conscious and friendly solution to your communication needs with your loved one.

DoNotPay also understands that there are many ways to communicate with an incarcerated loved one.

How we can help:

These are all great ways to stay in touch with the person you love while they are serving their sentence. DoNotPay is here to provide you with the information you need to communicate with your loved one consistently and to make sure that your family unit never loses its connection throughout your loved one's time in prison.

What Are Louisiana Prisons and Jails?

Louisiana consistently houses about 4,290 state prisoners in its 17 state-level facilities. There are a variety of facilities throughout the state, and all are part of the Louisiana State Penitentiary system. All facilities throughout Louisiana maintain rigorous operational standards and have high expectations for excellent behavior from each prisoner. We look to help prisoners of all levels, especially those with non-life sentences,  to learn life skills that help them to be held accountable as they work to get reintegrated into society after their sentence is complete.

How Do I Contact Louisiana Prisons and Jails?

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) runs the prisons and jails in the state. Here is the contact information for DPS&C:

Physical AddressDPS&C

504 Mayflower Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone Number(225) 342-6633.
Fax(225) 342-3349

How to Contact Inmates in the Louisiana Prison and Jail Systems

If you are looking to contact your loved one who is in the Louisiana prison or jail system, then you have several options of ways to keep in touch. Some of these include the following:


All family members must visit for more information on visitation and how that works. You will be guided from here on how to help you visit your loved one through particular times at different levels of facilities depending on security and monitoring each facility. We believe that any prisoner who stays in contact with their family will have a more positive experience during incarceration and will ultimately be better off when they are released back into public society.

More important notices on visiting hours, policies, and behaviors as well as a dress code can be found in the state prisoner and visitor handbook located here.

Mailing Letters

If you wish to mail a letter to someone in our care here at the state facility in Louisiana, you can do so by using the following information and address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Facility Name

PO Box or Street Address

City, State, Zip Code

Depending on the facility, adding all of this information as well as a return address with your name, address, and zip code ensure that your letter is deliverable to the person who is intended to receive it. Remember that all letters are subject to surveillance and pre-screening for content before they are delivered to inmates. 

Sending Magazines & Other Print Mediums

If you wish to send magazines or other print mediums to a prisoner in Louisiana, you must use an authentic vendor like to send your print mediums to a prisoner. They may not come from personal family members or other accounts not related to a public printing or publishing press. No publications containing nudity, naps, descriptions of making explosives/other dangerous items, inciting hate, or otherwise jeopardizing moral standards are permitted in any prison facility at any time. 

Sending Money

Prisoners can buy personal items from the "Canteen" after all outstanding fines and other fees are paid. Preapproved food and hygiene products as well as other packages that can be ordered by prisoners who are in good standing, are available to raise prisoners' morals, and allow them to be rewarded for good behavior while serving their sentence. 

If you wish to send money to an inmate in a Louisiana facility, all you have to do is use JPay to ensure that your loved one gets the money you deposit and want them to have. You can deposit by the internet, over the phone, or through the mail as it works best for you. 

Using DoNotPay To Locate Your Loved One in a Louisiana Prisons or Jails

There are seventeen (17) current state facilities being run throughout Louisiana, which can leave you guessing as to which facility your loved one is going to when they are serving a sentence for a crime. All you have to do to find out which facility your loved one is in is complete the following steps, and DoNotPay will do the rest to locate the person you wish to be in touch with.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


If you provide this aforementioned information, DoNotPay can help you locate your loved one and determine which facility they are in for the duration of their sentence. This way, you can communicate at a more affordable level, and continue to stay in touch with those you love as they serve their sentence and get reintegrated into society after their sentence.

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