East Baton Rouge Parish Prison – Scotlandville, LA

East Baton Rouge Parish Prison is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody locked up at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison? This site will tell you all about anything related to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
2867 Brig. General Isaac Smith Boulevard
Scotlandville, LA 70807

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (225) 355-3311
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison you should go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find the same information for anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Louisiana county jail guide: Louisiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of East Baton Rouge Parish Prison prisoners can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (225) 355-3311

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for East Baton Rouge Parish Prison is:

East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
2867 Brig. General Isaac Smith Boulevard
Scotlandville, LA 70807

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
2867 Brig. General Isaac Smith Boulevard
Scotlandville, LA 70807


The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Louisiana State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records with the online service, or by going to the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The East Baton Rouge Parish court magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. They do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to go to the East Baton Rouge Parish jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the East Baton Rouge Parish jail website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the East Baton Rouge Parish jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In East Baton Rouge Parish,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmates changes, so double check the the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Link
    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Inmate Search Link
    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Mugshots
    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Bail Link

    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Visitation Policy Link
    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Mail Policy
    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Inmate Inquiry Link
    East Baton Rouge Parish Warrants
    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Arrest Inquiry
    East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison


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  1. La'Vance Smith says:

    I want to say hello to my son LaVance Smith. Remember I love you son. This is just a stepping stone in life. Be strong and keep your head up. Love you Forever your mom Pam!

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