FAQ - Correctional Facility
  • How do I find out about an inmate's court dates?
    Information about court dates can be obtained by calling the Clerk of Court's Office at 337-233-0150. Crime victims are encouraged to register with the LA Victim Notification System to be automatically notified of court dates relating to their case.
  • Can I leave clothes or food for inmates?
    Due to security restrictions, the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center cannot accept items from outside of the facility for inmates; therefore, clothes for court should be handled through attorneys. Inmates are allowed to purchase commissary items within the jail.
  • How do I call an offender in the jail?

    LPCC inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls but can call out utilizing a phone card or by calling collect. Mail can be sent to inmates at this address: P.O. Box 2537, Lafayette, LA 70502. Please include the inmate's name and booking number on the outside of the envelope.

    Calling an Offender

    Video Visitation

  • How do I send or leave money for commissary?
    Money is accepted for commissary at the Bonding/Traffic Fine Section of the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center between the hours of 8AM and 3PM Monday through Friday. Money orders are also accepted via mail (Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, PO Box 2537, Lafayette, LA 70502). Payee on the money order should be LPCC and the inmate. Please include the inmate's arrest number on the money order in order to make sure that the money is properly credited.
  • How do I visit an inmate in jail?
    Offender Visitation

    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.

    Visitor Verification

    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.)

    Visitation

    Visitors may now visit with offenders in the following two ways:
    Onsite: From the Visitation Center Located at the LPSO Public Safety Complex, 1825 W. Willow St.

    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.

     Scheduling Visits

    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.

    Other Features

    The Telmate system provides additional optional means of communication between friends and family members including secure messaging and photo sharing.

     

  • Who can answer my questions about paying bail in order to get someone released from jail?
    After someone is arrested and a bond is set, the party wishing to pay the bond would choose which type of bond to utilize and proceed accordingly. Bond types include Cash Bonds, Commercial Bonds, and Personal Surety Bonds. Visit this site for more information on bonds: Information The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office bonding, fines and commissary office is located at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, 916 Lafayette Street, Lafayette, LA 70501. Contact them by phone at 337-236-5444 for assistance with bail and bond procedures. COMMERCIAL BOND - A commercial bond is posted through a bonding company of your choice. The typical fee is 12% of the original bond; however, this may vary between bondsmen. PERSONAL SURETY BOND - A personal surety, also known as a W-2 bond, must be approved and authorized by a judge. A personal surety is based upon the premise that a friend or relative has income sufficient to support the release of the incarcerated individual. Upon approval by a judge, the information indicating the amount that the judge has authorized is forwarded to the correctional center, at which time the bond can be signed (picture id required) and the individual released. CASH BOND - Cash may be posted for a bond. Payment must be in the form of a money order or cash. The full amount of the bond must be posted. Bond money is refunded after the defendant appears in court and all charges are adjudicated.