Red River Parish Jail – Coushatta, LA

Red River Parish Jail is located in Red River Parish and is the main jail for this region. Looking for someone locked up at Red River Parish Jail? This guide tells you all about anything you might want to know about Red River Parish Jail,like: Find an inmate at Red River Parish Jail. How to view Red River Parish Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Red River Parish court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Red River Parish Jail
615 East Carrol Street
Coushatta, LA 71019

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (318) 932-4221
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Red River Parish Jail you will have to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Red River Parish Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another jail you should check our Louisiana county jail guide: List of all county jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can go in person to the Red River Parish Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Red River Parish Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see 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 many different websites with mugshots, 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, once you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can 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 do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Red River Parish Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Red River Parish Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Red River Parish

Have you ever had to find a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will go in the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor is required to 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 frequently change, so you should visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (318) 932-4221

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Red River Parish Jail
615 East Carrol Street
Coushatta, LA 71019

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Red River Parish Jail
615 East Carrol Street
Coushatta, LA 71019


The mail policy at Red River Parish Jail can change, so we suggest that you review the the Red River Parish Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more info on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Red River Parish

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Red River Parish court records are public records. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the Red River Parish website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are kept and available to you at Red River Parish Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your 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 a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Red River Parish magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Red River Parish court website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Red River Parish jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Red River Parish Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people 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 view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Red River Parish Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Red River Parish,the Red River Parish Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Red River Parish Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get 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 Red River 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 Red River 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 funds to inmates is likely to change, so review the official website before you send money to an inmate 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 Red River Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Red River 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 Red River 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:

    • 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 incarcerated at Red River Parish Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Red River Parish Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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