Richland Parish Detention Center – Rayville, LA

Richland Parish Detention Center is located in Richland Parish, LA and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone incarcerated at Richland Parish Detention Center? This page will tell you about everything you might want to know about Richland Parish Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Richland Parish Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Richland Parish Detention Center
474 Hwy 15
Rayville, LA 71269

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (318) 248-3057
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Richland Parish Detention Center you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Richland Parish Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is at another county jail you can check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: Louisiana County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Richland Parish Detention Center prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Richland Parish Detention Center. When viewing online you will need to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Richland Parish Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or 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 are kept in jail until your court date.

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 allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Richland Parish Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is easy. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Richland Parish

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get 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 processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that will help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Richland Parish Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Richland Parish Detention Center phone number is: (318) 248-3057

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Richland Parish Detention Center, use this address:

Richland Parish Detention Center
474 Hwy 15
Rayville, LA 71269

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Richland Parish Detention Center
474 Hwy 15
Rayville, LA 71269


The Richland Parish Detention Center mail policy changes often, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is 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 might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in Richland Parish. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Richland Parish

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Richland Parish court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Richland Parish Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are maintained at Richland Parish Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Richland Parish Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Richland Parish Courthouse and make an inquiry, or 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.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Richland Parish,the Richland Parish Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Richland Parish jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Richland Parish Detention Center could change, so it would be best to visit the official Richland Parish Detention Center site when 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.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Richland Parish Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Richland 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 Richland 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.


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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 locked up in Richland Parish Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Richland Parish Detention Center


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  1. Gene C says:

    CHRIS LET ME KNOW IF YOU GET THIS. BE SAFE, DAD

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