Louisiana Inmate Search

Louisiana

About Louisiana Department of Corrections

The Louisiana Department of Corrections is the agency behind keeping all inmate records who are serving time in Louisiana state prisons.

Louisiana Department of Corrections uses the Vine system. The Vine system is where you can locate offenders and get email, phone call, or text notifications when they get transferred or released. 

You can also call the Louisiana Offender Locator at 225-383-4580 24 hours a day. You will need to have the inmate’s DOC number or the inmates first and last name along with their date of birth. The Department of corrections database is updated on a once every 24-hour schedule.

Basic Information

Department Name Louisiana Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.doc.louisiana.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://doc.louisiana.gov/offender-locator/
Location Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9304,P.O. Box 94304
Phone Number (225) 342-6740

How to Do an Inmate Search in Louisiana

When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.

The Louisiana Department of Corrections database can be found on the official VINELink website. You will need to select the state of Louisiana. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You can search the database by using the following pieces of information:

For an accurate search, it is best to put in the offenders full first and last name. You can do partial if you are not sure of the spelling, but keep in mind that may bring up more offenders that you will need to weed through.

When you do a successful Louisiana inmate search, you will all offenders that fit your criteria. You will see the following information:

You can click on this information and it will bring up the following information:

Here you will be permitted to set up notifications. These notifications can come through mail, phone calls, and text messages. Whenever an update is made to this chart, you will be notified. The inmate will not know that you are subscribed to these alerts and will NEVER be permitted to have these details either.

Who’s in Jail

As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Louisiana inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of Louisiana, there is 17 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate in the Louisiana prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Louisiana Department of Corrections. 

Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions. 


As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail. 

As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.
 

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Louisiana Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.

If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.

If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.

In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless an inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.

You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of Louisiana. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.

Sex Offender Search

You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Louisiana inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the Louisiana state penitentiary inmate lookup this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the Louisiana State Police official website.

You can search this database by the following pieces of information:

Keep in mind that you will be able to search the database by either the offender's name or the address fields.

This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in a state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.

When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Louisiana

List of Correctional Facilities in Louisiana

There are 221 jails and prisons in Louisiana.
Showing 201 – 221 of 221 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Florida Parishes County
Tensas Parish Detention Center County Jail Tensas Parish County
Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Home County Jail Ouachita Parish County
Rapides Parish Work Release Facility County Jail Rapides Parish County
Winn Parish Jail County Jail Winn Parish County
West Feliciana Parish Detention Center County Jail West Feliciana Parish County
Morehouse Parish Detention Center County Jail Morehouse Parish County
Sabine Parish Jail County Jail Sabine Parish County
L. Roberts Rivarde Memorial Home County Jail Jefferson Parish County
Natchitoches Parish Work Release Facility County Jail Natchitoches Parish County
Belle Chasse Lockup County Jail Plaquemines Parish County
West Carroll Parish Jail County Jail West Carroll Parish County
Morehouse Parish Work Release County Jail Morehouse Parish County
Pointe Coupee Work Release County Jail Pointe Coupee Parish County
Madison Parish Jail County Jail Madison Parish County
Vernon Parish Jail County Jail Vernon Parish County
Vernon Parish Work Release Facility County Jail Vernon Parish County
FCI Oakdale II Federal Prison Allen
FCI Oakdale I Federal Prison Allen
USP Pollock Federal Prison Grant
FCI Pollock Federal Prison Grant
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