Corrections Division

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Correction Division is responsible for the care, custody and control of approximately 1,070 offenders throughout Rapides Parish. The division is divided into 6 separate departments.

Contact Information
Major - Doug Hollingsworth- (318) 484-5327
Corrections Investigator - Jay Slayter - (318) 442-9243
Corrections Investigator - Mac Dyess - (318) 442-9243
Secretary - Lesley Martin Davis - (318) 449-4378 - email:

Detention Center I

Detention Center I houses 328 offenders and serves as an intake facility for Rapides Parish. It also houses Pre-trial detainees, Parish prisoners, Department of Corrections offenders, and offenders serving time for municipalities throughout Rapides Parish.

Money orders can be mailed to the address below or they can be brought in on visitation days. Personal property for an offender can be brought in on visitation days.

For information on a detainee's bond, contact the on duty supervisor at (318) 473-6750.

Contact Information
Warden - Matthew Dauzat - (318) 449-5484
Assistant Warden - Pat Ashley (318) 449-5465
Secretary - Tara Smith - (318) 473-6816
Booking Desk - (318) 473-6750

Offender mail may be sent to:
(Offenders Name)
P.O. Box 1551
Alexandria, LA 71309

Visitation hours are on Saturdays from 08:00 am - 11:30am or 12:00pm - 3:30pm. Special visits and child visits must be pre-approved by the Warden's office as well as all pastoral visits.

Detention Center III

This facility houses approximately 381 sentenced offenders.

Money orders can be mailed to the address below or can be brought in during business hours, Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30.

Visiting hours

  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm - Non-Trusty
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Trusty

  • Sunday
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm - Trusty
  • 1:00pm - 4:00 - Child Visit

Contact Information
Warden - Antoine Batiste - (318) 449-4385
Assistant Warden - Mark Saucier - (318) 449-4384
Secretary - Marilyn Brown - (318) 449-4381

Offender mail may be sent to:
Rapides Parish Detention Center III
(Offender's Name)
7400 Academy Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303

Transitional Work Program

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Transitional Work Program houses approximately 315 work release offenders. The offenders are employed throughout the community so they may become able to re-enter into society with a trade to obtain gainful employment. For information on hiring an offender, please contact Deputies Steve Boeta or Walter Blade at (318) 449-4363. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Visiting hours

  • Saturday - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Sunday - 08:30am - 10:30am
  • Sunday - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Offender Visitation Rules
Trusty Visitation Rules
These documents are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Contact Information
Warden - Arthur LeBrane- (318) 473-6647
Assistant Warden - Kenny Ferrell - (318) 449-4380
Secretary - Cynthia Smith - (318) 442-9293 Email:
TWP Transportation - Dep. W. Bell - (318) 449-4635 Email:
BJG Files - Dep. R. Dufour - (318) 449-4365 Email:
Employment -
     Dep. S. Boeta - (318) 449-4363 Email:
     Dep. W. Blade - (318) 449-4363 Email:

Offender's mail may be sent to:
(Offender's Name)
Rapides Parish Transitional Work Program
400-C John Allison Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303


Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Transportation Section is responsible for transporting offenders to court, medical appointments and extradition.

Contact Information
Sergeant Sam Abate- (318) 484-5326

Jail Records

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Jail Records Section is responsible for maintaining records on the following areas:

  • Offenders housed in Rapides Parish Jails
  • Department of Corrections Billing
  • Parish probation
  • DWI probation
  • Parish Probation
  • Calculating Parish Time

Contact Information
Captain Sandy Thiels - (318) 473-6735

House Arrest / Pre-Trial Detention

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office House Arrest Section is responsible for electronic monitoring of offenders on House Arrest and Pre-trial Detention. Payments for these services can be mailed to P.O. Box 1510 Alexandria, LA 71309 or dropped off at the House Arrest office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, located on the 2nd floor of the Rapides Parish Court House. There is a fee for Electronic Monitoring. The set up fee is $125.00 and a weekly fee of $30.00 for a total initial money order of $155.00, thereafter a $30.00 weekly fee. All fees payable by money order only.

Contact Information
(318) 473-6843

Road Crews / Produce Farm Crews

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office currently utilize approximately 45 offenders for trash pick-up around Rapides Parish. These crews pick-up approximately 400,000 pounds of trash each year. To report trash on a road or to have appliances picked-up, contact the Rapides Parish Highway Department at (318) 473-6603. Old appliances will be collected on the second Monday of each month.

The Produce Farm utilizes approximately eight to ten offenders that are responsible for preparing, planting and harvesting of all vegetables grown by the department.

Contact Information
(318) 476-6603