West Feliciana Parish Detention – St. Francisville, LA

West Feliciana Parish Detention is in West Feliciana Parish and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at West Feliciana Parish Detention? This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about West Feliciana Parish Detentionsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at West Feliciana Parish Detention? How to view West Feliciana Parish Detention mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. West Feliciana Parish court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

West Feliciana Parish Detention
9943 West Feliciana Parkway
St. Francisville, LA 70775

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 225-784-3149
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at West Feliciana Parish Detention you have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The West Feliciana Parish Detention Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information for anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: Louisiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the West Feliciana Parish Detention website, or you can go in person to the West Feliciana Parish Detention. When viewing online you need to put in their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the West Feliciana Parish Detention website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave town.

Typically, a prisoner in the West Feliciana Parish Detention are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the West Feliciana Parish Detention. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the West Feliciana Parish Detention website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The West Feliciana Parish Detention visitation procedures can change, so you should check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually 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 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 calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 225-784-3149

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for West Feliciana Parish Detention is:

West Feliciana Parish Detention
9943 West Feliciana Parkway
St. Francisville, LA 70775

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
West Feliciana Parish Detention
9943 West Feliciana Parkway
St. Francisville, LA 70775


The inmate mail policy at West Feliciana Parish Detention changes, so you should visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in West Feliciana Parish. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more info on this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Louisiana State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The West Feliciana Parish magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. They do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into 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?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the West Feliciana Parish court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the West Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the West Feliciana Parish courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In West Feliciana Parish,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in West Feliciana Parish Detention is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 West Feliciana Parish Detention, 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 West Feliciana Parish Detention 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 people in jail is likely to change, so be sure to review the 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.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at West Feliciana Parish Detention

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the West Feliciana Parish Detention, 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 West Feliciana Parish Detention

    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:

    • 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 been incarcerated in West Feliciana Parish Detention? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

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

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main West Feliciana Parish Detention Website
    West Feliciana Parish Detention Inmate Search Link
    View West Feliciana Parish Detention Mugshots
    West Feliciana Parish Detention Bail Link

    West Feliciana Parish Detention Visitation Policy Link
    West Feliciana Parish Detention Jail Mail Policy Link
    West Feliciana Parish Detention Inmate Inquiry Link
    West Feliciana Parish Detention Warrant Inquiry Link
    West Feliciana Parish Detention Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at West Feliciana Parish Detention
    Jobs at West Feliciana Parish Detention


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