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Inmate Visitation Instructions

Visitation days and times vary by facility. Please confirm inmate location and facility visitation days & time below.

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OPSO Inmate Information

Louisiana Department of Corrections

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OPSO Facililty Contact Information

OPSO Visitation Procedures

In order to visit an Inmate at an OPSO facility, you must comply with the following rules and regulations:
  • You must have a valid State driver's license or picture ID.
  • If you are displaced as a result of the storm, the blue card must reflect the address where you are currently living (This is considered your temporary address).
  • When you visit you must bring your State ID, your blue card, and a piece of mail that you have received at this temporary address.

    Anyone wanting to visit an inmate at an OPSO facility must be dressed appropriately. If there is a question as to a person's dress, the Watch Commander on duty will have the discretion as to whether the person will be allowed to visit or not. The following articles will not be allowed during visitation (If a visitor is wearing one of the following, the visitor will be asked to remove it and leave it in a secured area prior to visitation. Anyone who does not comply will not be allowed to visit).
  • No caps of any kind
  • No scarves/bandanas
  • No curlers
  • No low cut or see-through blouses
  • No shorts or short skirts (skirts must be at least knee length)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No strapless or backless shoes
  • No leggings/skin-tight pants
  • All females must be wearing undergarments (bras/slips/etc.)
  • All keys must be in one's pocket (not on a chain around one's neck)
  • No oversized earrings/necklaces
  • No name tags/pins
  • No hairpins/decorative barrettes
  • No skirts with high slits
  • No baby bottles/diaper bags

    * This list is subject to the Warden/Watch Commander's discretion and is subject to be changed without prior notification.

    Anyone under the influence of alcohol/drugs will be denied visitation privileges. Anyone causing disruptive behavior will be denied visitation privileges. If either of these occur, the visitor's blue visitation card will be confiscated and the visitor will be asked to leave the premises.

    If a person has violated OPSO rules and regulations and their visitation privileges have been denied, the Warden/Watch Commander will be notified and a report will be submitted to the visitation office the next day. The reason for denial and the visitor's blue visitation card will be attached to the report.

    In order to have visitation privileges reinstated the visitor must contact the Warden/Watch Commander of the building in regards to the report. Visitation privileges will not be reinstated unless the Warden/Watch Commander approves it.
  • Medical Inmate Advocate

    If you have a medical question about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate at 504-202-9451.

    The Medical Inmate Advocate is an experienced OPSO nurse who will investigate your concern and call you back. If you wish to provide medical information about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate. Medical confidentiality is maintained, but your concerns will be addressed.


    Inmate Phone Services


    Report Abuse & Sexual Assaults


    All family, friends, and attorneys should report immediately any information about inmate-against-inmate sexual abuse, sexual harassment or staff-against-inmate sexual relationships, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  Help the OPSO promote sexual safety and report these incidents confidentially to our sexual abuse hotline:

    1-844-201-4312 or (504) 717-2279

    Programs for Public Benefit

    Young Marines

    The OPSO chapter of the Young Marines is in partnership with the national Young Marines program. Youth under the age of 18 enroll for drill, games, field trips, and education.


    West Bank Major Crime Taskforce

    Deputies assigned to this task force focusing on major crimes and narcotics enforcement on the West Bank.

    United States Marshals Task Force

    OPSO also participates in US Marshal task force activities, focusing on the apprehension of violent criminals in the Greater New Orleans Area and monitors registered sex offenders in Orleans Parish.

    Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

    DARE is a school-based drug awareness and prevention program for youth. OPSO’s main focus is sixth graders through high-school.


    Criminal Patrols

    This program focuses on outstanding warrants for violent crimes. Persons wanted for violent crimes are targeted and arrested for public safety. This program is grant funded in partnership with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and focuses on proactive crime prevention in high crime areas and the apprehension of wanted fugitives.

    Day Reporting Center

    The Day Reporting Center is a collaborative agreement between the New Orleans Sheriff Office and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center program strives...


    Programs for Inmates

    Transitional Workforce Center

    Department of Corrections inmates who have eighteen months or less and a suitable record can end their sentence in the work release program at the TDC Transitional Workforce Facility.


    Low Literacy to GED  Educational Services

    These services are provided by our educational partners, the Orleans Parish Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Institute (South White Street Female Facility, juveniles held as adults, House of Detention, and Orleans Parish Prison)...


    HIV Counseling and Testing

    This program is in partnership with the Office of Public Health. All incoming arrestees are offered HIV testing upon arrival. A trained nurse is on hand to counsel the patient on the results. As a matter of course, arrestees...


    GED Testing Center

    OPSO is a State of Louisiana Department of Education certified GED testing facility. We give a monthly GED test for the public, and test inmate students within secure facilities approximately every two months or as students are ready.


    Community Service

    Inmates who are considered low risk and who wish to work for the public good are assigned to Community Service, where they perform a number of civic tasks. The Community Service Division also works in partnership with...


    Alcoholics Anonymous

    This program is available to inmates in the House of Detention and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained. There is also a group...


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