February 07, 2016


The Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for the custody and care of adult offenders across Louisiana. Just over half of Louisiana’s approximately 37,500 inmates are assigned to the state’s twelve correctional facilities. The remaining offenders are assigned to parish facilities and work release centers. DOC’s Probation and Parole division supervises an additional 70,000 offenders.

Located in Baton Rouge, the Department’s Central Office (Headquarters) is comprised of divisions that support the management and operations of the adult institutions, adult Probation and Parole District Offices and all other services provided by the Department.

Employees work diligently every day to carry out the Department’s primary mission of public safety, while simultaneously working toward successful reentry for offenders and strong community partnerships.


DOC in the News

Inmates Help Build New Prison Chapel

Source: Bogalusa Daily News

Inmates at the Rayburn Correctional Center in Washington Parish will open a new chapel on Sunday, thanks to the kindness of others and their own hard work.

DCI Opens Pen Pals Shelter

Source: The Advocate

East Feliciana Parish finally has a public-supported animal shelter and adoption center for the care of unwanted cats and dogs roaming the parish.

Inmates’ film carries message

Source: The Advocate

Tears lid down LaMonica Thomas’ face Tuesday as she watched the premiere of a film at the Old State Capitol designed to send a message to young people that crime has consequences.

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