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.
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.
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.
Transitional Work Program
Rapides Parish Sheriffs 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.
Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Transportation Section is responsible for transporting offenders to court, medical appointments and extradition.
Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Jail Records Section is responsible for maintaining records on the following areas:
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.
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.