Caddo Correctional Center – Shreveport, LA

Caddo Correctional Center is located in Caddo Parish, LA and is the jail for that region. Know someone in Caddo Correctional Center? This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Caddo Correctional Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Caddo Correctional Center intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Caddo Correctional Center
1101 Forum Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 318-677-5254
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Caddo Correctional Center you should visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Caddo Correctional Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you should check our guide to other Louisiana jails: Louisiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Caddo Correctional Center inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Caddo Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to input their legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Caddo Correctional Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you can’t leave the area.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Caddo Correctional Center. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Caddo Parish

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. It also depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 318-677-5254

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Caddo Correctional Center:

Caddo Correctional Center
1101 Forum Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Caddo Correctional Center
1101 Forum Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107


The Caddo Correctional Center mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the court system in Caddo Parish. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Caddo Parish court records are public records. Court records include a file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Caddo Parish Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Caddo Parish court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time 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 locked up?

You can you should access the Caddo Parish jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Caddo Parish court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t find the precise address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county 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 it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Caddo Parish,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Caddo Parish Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Caddo Parish jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Caddo Correctional Center, 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 Caddo Correctional Center 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 process for sending money to someone in jail can change, so be sure to double check the the Caddo Correctional Center website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Caddo Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Caddo Correctional Center, 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 Caddo Correctional Center

    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 spent any time at Caddo Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to get in touch with someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to someone at Caddo Correctional Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Caddo Correctional Center Link
    Caddo Correctional Center Inmate Search Link
    Caddo Correctional Center Mugshots
    Caddo Correctional Center Bail Amount Link

    Caddo Correctional Center Visitation Policy Link
    Caddo Correctional Center Jail Mail Link
    Caddo Correctional Center Inmate Search
    Caddo Parish Warrant Inquiry
    Caddo Correctional Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Caddo Correctional Center
    Caddo Correctional Center Jobs


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