Lafourche Parish Detention Center – Thibodaux, LA

Lafourche Parish Detention Center is in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana and is the jail for that area. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Lafourche Parish Detention Center? This site tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Lafourche Parish Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Lafourche Parish Detention Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

Main Menu

The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the info that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Lafourche Parish Detention Center
952 Highway 3185
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 985-449-4458
Fax:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

To find out who is in jail at Lafourche Parish Detention Center you will have to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Lafourche Parish Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is in another county jail you will want to look here: Louisiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record 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 various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, an inmate at Lafourche Parish Detention Center are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will not get their money back.

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 jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lafourche Parish

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

Speak Your Mind

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

Click here to leave a comment

Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Lafourche Parish Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 985-449-4458

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lafourche Parish Detention Center:

Lafourche Parish Detention Center
952 Highway 3185
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lafourche Parish Detention Center
952 Highway 3185
Thibodaux, LA 70301


The inmate mail policy at Lafourche Parish Detention Center can change, so double check the site when you send a letter.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: 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 is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Be sure to remember you can request to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t find the street address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

    Speak Your Mind

    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Lafourche Parish Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Lafourche Parish Detention 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 Lafourche Parish Detention 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 inmates at Lafourche Parish Detention Center is always changing, so you should double check the official Lafourche Parish Detention Center site before you send money 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lafourche Parish Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lafourche Parish Detention 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 Lafourche Parish Detention 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to share your story


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Lafourche Parish Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Lafourche Parish Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shout out


    Return To Main Menu
    1195

Speak Your Mind

*


*