Terrebonne Parish Jail – Houma, LA

Terrebonne Parish Jail is in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Terrebonne Parish Jail? This site tells you information about everything one might want to know about Terrebonne Parish Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Terrebonne Parish Jail? How to view Terrebonne Parish Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Terrebonne Parish Jail
7856 Main Street
Houma, LA 70360

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 985-876-2500
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Terrebonne Parish Jail you need to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Terrebonne Parish Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information for anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: Louisiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Terrebonne Parish Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Terrebonne Parish Jail. When viewing online you need to input their full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Terrebonne Parish Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Terrebonne Parish Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

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 Terrebonne Parish Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its very simple to do. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Terrebonne Parish Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out 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 these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so double-check the official Terrebonne Parish Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 985-876-2500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Terrebonne Parish Jail:

Terrebonne Parish Jail
7856 Main Street
Houma, LA 70360

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Terrebonne Parish Jail
7856 Main Street
Houma, LA 70360


The inmate mail policy at Terrebonne Parish Jail is always changing, so be sure to check the the Terrebonne Parish Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Terrebonne Parish court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Terrebonne Parish court magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the Terrebonne Parish jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Terrebonne Parish jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Terrebonne Parish jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed 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 view this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not see the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the Terrebonne Parish courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Terrebonne Parish,the 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Terrebonne Parish Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Terrebonne Parish Jail, 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 Terrebonne Parish Jail 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 money to jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you double check the official website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Terrebonne Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Terrebonne Parish Jail, 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 Terrebonne Parish Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? 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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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. K C says:

    I think there should be better communication with the inmate and family on court dates and trials. It’s been 4 months and nothing has been done. Wouldn’t you want to know the time you are facing? Ashland jail has many issues that need to be addressed. Your website claims you get three meals a day. Ha, that’s if you don’t get into a fight to get yours. Other inmates take it if you are not aggressive. That goes for toiletries also. Think of yourself with out these things. You would not like it. Besides the guards don’t give a dam! So far two inmates have been released since our family member has been there for the same charge in the participation of the same crime. Would like to know if it goes by who you know. As a taxpayer, sister, someone who serves on the jury, I think the juducial system is in need of serious help!

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