Hunt

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center (EHCC) to provide a controlled correctional environment in a professional manner so as to protect the safety of the general public, the surrounding community, the staff, and the offender population. Each offender will be provided basic services relating to adequate food, clothing, healthcare and shelter. EHCC provides an assortment of assessment, diagnostic, work, educational, self-help, discipline, medical, mental health and social programs in an environment that fosters respect for both offenders and personnel. Offenders are also provided an opportunity to make restitution and to participate in reentry initiatives as a mechanism to compensate individuals and communities harmed by crime.

Goals

  1. Continue to provide for the safety of the public, employees and offenders with a system of operation that promotes the stability of the institution.
  2. Continue to prepare offenders for release with educational programs and provide an environment that promotes change.
  3. Continue to provide quality medical and mental health services and custody screening.
  4. Further reduce operations cost and manage as efficiently as possible.
  5. Maintain accreditation with the American Correctional Association and increase staff membership.
  6. Increase employee retention.
  7. Focus on workforce development which supports our agency’s objectives and long-range planning through cross-training.

Driving Directions

From Baton Rouge (70810), take I-10 (South-East). Travel 6.7 miles. At I-10 Exit 173, bear RIGHT (South-West) onto HWY 73. Travel 1.1 miles. Turn RIGHT (West) onto HWY 74. Travel 5.8 miles. Turn RIGHT (North) onto Hunt Correctional Center Road.

Educational Programming

EHCC offers a wide range of job opportunities to itsoffender population; jobs that not only serve the institution, the Department of Public Safety & Corrections (DPS&C), and the surrounding community but the offenders as well by instilling a work ethic and, in many cases, offering job skills for the future.

Generally, all able-bodied offenders are required to work in the field operation before becoming eligible for other work.  Included in the job pool at EHCC are the Kitchens, the Chemical Plant and numerous Community Work Crews.

There are several educational programs at EHCC. Academically, there is a literacy program; a basic adult education course designed to upgrade reading and mathematics skills; a High School Equivalency (HSE) preparatory course designed to enable an offender an opportunity to take the HiSET test; and a special needs program designed to prepare those who do not have sufficient academic training to enter into a vocational education program.

Baton Rouge Community College programs are available in Welding, Carpentry and Air Condition and Refrigeration.  Additionally, EHCC offers ServSafe and Job-Life Skills training. Qualifying offenders can also earn certifications such as National Center for Construction Education and Research — NCCER Module Credits, HVAC/EPA certifcation for A/C technicans, OPEESA Small Engine Technician certification, and OSHA General Industry Certification.