Jefferson Parish Correctional Center – Gretna, LA

Jefferson Parish Correctional Center is in Jefferson Parish and is the jail for this area. Are you looking for somebody in Jefferson Parish Correctional Center? This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about Jefferson Parish Correctional Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Jefferson Parish Correctional Center intake procedures. Jefferson Parish court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Jefferson Parish Correctional Center
100 Dolhonde St.
Gretna, LA 70053

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 504-368-5360
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Jefferson Parish Correctional Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Jefferson Parish Correctional Center prisoners can be seen on the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center website, or you can see them at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would 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.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you are not allowed to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Jefferson Parish

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, home 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.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center are always changing, so review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Jefferson Parish Correctional Center phone number is: 504-368-5360

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Jefferson Parish Correctional Center is:

Jefferson Parish Correctional Center
100 Dolhonde St.
Gretna, LA 70053

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson Parish Correctional Center
100 Dolhonde St.
Gretna, LA 70053


The inmate mail policy at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center changes, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter.


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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 the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Jefferson Parish

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Jefferson Parish court records are public records. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Jefferson Parish website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Jefferson Parish court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Jefferson Parish court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those 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 online, but bear in mind that you will not see the exact address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • 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.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Jefferson Parish courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jefferson Parish,the Jefferson Parish Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Jefferson Parish Correctional Center is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Jefferson Parish 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 Jefferson Parish 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send any money.

    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 Jefferson Parish Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson Parish 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 Jefferson Parish 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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