St. James Parish Prison Inmate Search

St. James Parish Prison is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of St. James Parish County, LA. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at St. James Parish County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in St. James Parish Prison are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

St. James Parish Prison

Jail Type :

County Jail

Location:

5800 Louisiana Highway 44, Convent, Louisiana, 70723

City:

Convent

Postal Code:

70723

State :

Louisiana (LA)

County:

St. James Parish County

Phone:

225-562-2504

Email:

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Fax:

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Prison beds:

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Website:

http://www.stjamessheriff.com/inmates.php


St. James Parish Prison Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at St. James Parish Prison?

  • St. James Parish Prison maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit St. James Parish Prison Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Convent police department at 225-562-2504 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in St. James Parish Prison?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Louisiana inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Louisiana.

Q. What are the visitation rules of St. James Parish Prison?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 225-562-2504.


St. James Parish Prison Visitation Hours:

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

History

In 2005, the current jail had to go through renovations because of hurricane damage. Since that time, the parish has updated several of the parts of the facility. The building itself is around 40 years old.

One of the sheriffs of St. James Parish is Louis LeBourgeois. His home was the Belmont Plantation and it had been a part of his family for several generations. He graduated from Yale in 1878 with future United States President William Howard Taft. They were friends their whole lives. He was elected sheriff and tax collector in 1896. After he left the office, he passed the bar exam for the state. Along with other prominent positions he held, Taft appointed LeBourgeois as the Minister to Haiti.

One incident that occurred in 1871 has historians confused came from the New York Evangelist. There were two black men hanged by the law as a sentence for crimes they committed. The names of the men are not known. The reason the incident is up for study is that the sheriff, executioner, and guards were all black, as well. This is part of college classes on civil rights history.

In 2016, Lutcher Chief of Police Dwan Bowser dealt with several people who attacked him. During the fight, he was able to call for help over his radio. When back up appeared, they saw the Chief being assaulted and people were taking his equipment off of him. They were able to remove his radio, handcuffs, and taser. Bowser was able to hold on to his service pistol, though he was severely beaten. Several arrests were made.

On May 5, 1914, Deputy Sheriff P.C. Simon and a local judge went looking for a man who had been in a fight at a local lumber camp. The wife came to the door of the residence and said the man was not at home. When they turned to leave, the man came out with a shotgun and began shooting. Simon was taken by train to New Orleans but died on the way. The judge was also wounded. The man was killed in the shoot out with police three days later while hiding out in a barn.

In 2005, Lutcher Chief of Police Corey Pittman was arrested in a sting for selling drugs. He sold drugs in multiple parishes and told people he was in law enforcement. The sting operation to gather information for the arrest took three months.

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