DOC CONTRACT WORK RELEASE FACILITIES
City of Faith-Lafayette (Male)
251 LaRue France Ph: (337) 261-3345
Lafayette, LA 70508 Fax: (337) 261-5918
City of Faith-Monroe
1511 Jackson Street Ph: (318) 387-0029
Monroe, LA 71202 Fax: (318) 325-6196
City of Faith-Monroe (Female)
1814 Jackson Street Ph: (318) 387-0029
Monroe, LA 71207 Fax: (318) 387-1677
East Feliciana Parish (Male)
P.O. Box 8025 Ph: (225) 683-5459
Clinton, LA 70722 Fax: (225) 683-8697
3701 Broken Arrow Road Ph: (337) 367-3704
New Iberia, LA 70560 Fax: (337) 367-9326
Lafayette Community Correctional Center
205 6th Street Ph: (337) 237-7775
P.O. Box 3692 Fax: (337) 235-4203
Lafayette, LA 70501
1156 Highway 90 East Ph: (985) 537-9650
Raceland, LA 70394 Fax: (985) 537-9658
716 South Rendon Ph: (504) 827-8520
New Orleans, LA 70119 Fax: (504) 827-6711
400 C. John Allison Dr. Ph: (318) 473-6647
Alexander, LA 71303 Fax: (318) 449-4375
CINC - St. Martin Deporres (Male)
1101 Canvasback Street Ph: (337) 439-5082
Lake Charles, LA 70615 Fax: (337) 439-0401
CINC - Cedarwood (Female)
1101 Canvasback Street Ph: (337) 433-7433
Lake Charles, LA 70615 Fax: (337) 433-7480
St. Tammany Parish
141 Production Drive Ph: (985) 646-4103 or 4199
Slidell, LA 70460 Fax: (985) 645-2456
West Baton Rouge Parish
1155 Northwest Drive Ph: (225) 387-3272
Port Allen, LA 70767 Fax: (225) 387-3274
§309. Work Release: Selection of Inmates
A. Purpose. The purpose of this regulation is to establish
the secretary's policy regarding the assignment of inmates to
work release status.
B. Responsibility. It is the responsibility of the assistant
secretary for the Office of Adult Services, all wardens,
sheriffs, and community rehabilitation center directors to
implement this regulation and convey its contents to the
inmate population and all affected employees.
C. General. Selection of inmates to participate in work
release programs must be made with the greatest of care.
Selected inmates should be able to benefit from the program
and should have demonstrated their ability to conform to the
rigid standards of conduct expected of those who associate
with the general public.
1. Inmates at state correctional facilities will be
screened for work release pending parole or pending
discharge. Applications should be filed eight months prior to
parole or discharge dates and arrive at the Office of Adult
Services before the beginning of the seventh month prior to
parole or discharge. The warden of the institution or
supervisor of the unit will indicate his recommendation prior
to forwarding of the application to the Office of Adult
2. The Office of Adult Services shall ascertain that:
a. the applicant is approved by his warden and is
eligible for work release under the criteria set forth in this
b. a bed space exists at a department facility or at a
facility under contract to provide such services to the
department and that the inmate may be housed there in
conformity with Department Regulation 30-14 (see LAC
c. the inmate is referred to the parole board for a
hearing, if applicable;
d. all applicants are notified of approval or rejection
of the application and the reasons for rejection;
e. upon approval of the parole board or in the case
of approved applicants pending discharge, the Office of
Adult Services shall arrange transfers when necessary and
notify the Office of Finance and Management of the
f. the inmate has acknowledged all conditions of
work release prior to transfer and signed documents
indicating his notification of such conditions, such
documents to be received at the Office of Adult Services
prior to transfer or assignment to work release;
g. applications for inmates presently participating in
a department maintenance program may be approved by the
assistant secretary/Adult Services; all other approvals are to
be by the secretary;
h. employment has been verified in the area where
the inmate is to be assigned.
3. A three-member committee appointed by the
assistant secretary for Adult Services will review each
application and a recorded vote shall be taken and kept in the
inmate's record. Any member of the committee voting
against approval shall explain his vote on the voting form. A
majority of votes shall constitute approval.
4. Inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections
who are in the custody of a sheriff shall not be eligible for a
sheriff's work release program unless those inmates would
be eligible for work release under the terms of this
regulation. Upon application of those inmates either in
person or by a sheriff, the Office of Adult Services shall
ascertain the applicant's eligibility by law and regulation and
certify the eligibility to the secretary for his written
5. Inmates assigned to a nondepartmental facility such
as the State Police Barracks, upon application and
recommendation of the supervisor of the unit, will be
processed under provisions of this regulation.
6. Inmates assigned to work release either within the
Department of Corrections or in a sheriff's program may not
be employed in an occupation requiring out-of-state travel.
7. All incidents of new crimes or disciplinary
infractions by work releases shall be reported to the Office
of Adult Services which shall compile a yearly report on or
before April 1, of each year, indicating the nature of the
incident, age of offender, original offense, length of
sentence, prior criminal record, and any other characteristics
found to be predictive of success or failure. The Office of
Adult Services will include in the report any suggested
changes in eligibility standards dictated by the experiences
of the previous year.
E. Selection Criteria
1. Only inmates within six months of their earliest
release eligibility date are eligible.
2. Inmates must be approved by the parole board
where eligibility is based on the parole release date.
3. Inmates must have the recommendation of the
warden or appropriate nondepartment supervisor.
4.a. Inmates convicted of the following offenses are not
i. aggravated arson;
ii. aggravated kidnapping;
iii. aggravated or attempted aggravated rape;
iv. forcible rape;
v. murder (first degree);
vi. habitual offenders sentenced under R.S.
b. Inmates, other than first offenders, serving
sentences for the following offenses are not eligible:
i. armed robbery;
ii. attempted armed robbery;
iii. attempted murder;
iv. second degree murder.
5. Inmates with arrest or institutional records which
reveal compulsive or habitual use of violence against the
person are not eligible.
6. Inmates currently requiring frequent medical
treatment are not eligible.
7. Inmates found guilty by a court or institutional
disciplinary board of escape or attempted escape within the
last seven years are ineligible.
8. Inmates who have demonstrated an overtaggressive
pattern of homosexual behavior to the extent it
would disrupt the smooth daily operation of the program are
9. Inmates whose institutional records reflect
consistent signs of bad work habits, lack of cooperation or
good faith, or other undesirable behavior are ineligible.
10. First offenders will have priority for work release.
Should vacancies exceed the requirements for first offenders,
selection would be made from second offenders and so on.
F. Effective Date. The effective date of this regulation is
January 1, 1979. It will not apply to inmates approved for
work release prior to that date.
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S.
15:711, R.S. 15:833, R.S. 15:893.1(B), and R.S. 15:1111.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of
Corrections, Office of Adult Services, LR 4:486 (December 1978),
amended LR 17:203 (February 1991).