This facility has transitioned to expand offender visitation availability by allowing the additional use of a new remote video visitation process provided by Telmate. This new visitation technology will allow for more visits at more times without the need to travel to the Visitation Center. It does not replace the current onsite visit process, but opens up the availability to visit from a remote site using the internet.
First time visitors must be verified with the Telmate system before visiting with an offender. To become verified, visit www.gettingout.com or access a Telmate kiosk. (See below for kiosk locations and hours.)
Visitors may now visit with offenders in the following two ways:
Onsite: From the Visitation Center Located at 100 Poydras Street
Onsite visiting hours are from 8:00 am-8:00 pm Monday through Friday; and 11:30 am-3:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The maximum number of visitors per offender is four (4) adult visitors and two (2) juvenile visitors at a time. Children under the age of 18 will be permitted with parents, or legal guardian. Each offender receives two free visits per week, which must be scheduled by the offender only. Any additional onsite visits may be scheduled at a cost of $0.25/minute in 30-minute blocks.
We do not allow physical contact visitation in Secure Housing environments. For contact visitation with Transitional Work Program offenders, click here (http://www.lafayettesheriff.com/uploads/W_0200_ConductofOperations.pdf)
Remote: From Anywhere Over the Web
Remote (offsite) video visiting is available to friends, family, and others using a Web browser. Video visits may be conducted from any computer with high-speed Internet, a webcam, microphone, & speakers. Video visits are provided by Telmate and are available for $0.50/min in 30-minute blocks.
Once visitors have become verified, visitors may request a visit by going to www.gettingout.com or accessing a Telmate kiosk. (See below for kiosk locations and hours.)
Available visiting times may vary throughout the facility, depending on classification and housing unit. All visit requests must be confirmed before visit can occur. Offenders will not be permitted to visit during their lockdown time.
The Telmate system provides additional optional means of communication between friends and family members including secure messaging and photo sharing.