NOTE: As of February 28, 2019 Ouachita Correctional Center’s offender mail policy has changed. The facility no longer allows non-legal mail for offenders into the dorms in original paper format. Offenders housed in general population that receive mail, the facility will scan & send to them in digital format including photographs. Originals that are sent to the facility are destroyed after scanning. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office encourages family members to make use of the digital means to message & send photographs to offenders through https://www.gettingout.com.
All incoming mail addressed to an offender must include the sender’s full name & return address as well as the offender’s State ID.
* The Facility does not provide the State ID; you must get this from the offender.
No nicknames, labels, stickers or any type of writing, drawing or embellishment other than return address & mailing address.
Mail is to be sent in plain paper envelopes. Do not use bubble, cardboard, cushioned, document mailers or any envelope-type container that has a metal clasp.
Envelopes that have been subject to chemical agents (perfume) or visible substances shall be returned.
Magazines and newspapers may be received by subscription only. No pornographic material will be accepted at this facility. Magazines will have subscription cards, posters (pictures larger than 8-1/2 x 11 ), and cologne/perfume samples removed.
No pornographic material will be accepted at this facility. No magazines, books or pictures will be processed that display any male or female individuals in a sexually provocative manner.
Sexually provocative can be defined as follows: serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate one sexually. This includes, but is not limited to, males or females posing in swimsuits, lingerie, or the exposing of genitals, nipples, buttocks, etc. The Ouachita Correctional Center feels that banning such material will reduce the number of criminal acts occurring in our facility.
All books must be paperbacks (no hardbacks) and no more than two books may be mailed in at a time. Books must come from a publisher or bookstore. No used books from any source will be allowed. Any books that pose a threat to the safety, security and good order of the facility will be rejected. Rejections are not based on author but on content of the material.
Female offenders may receive up to three white or gray sports-type pullover bras without hooks, padding, underwires, lace, or any other embellishments.
Offenders in medical isolation are not allowed any subscriptions, books, packages, etc.
Offenders in isolation for disciplinary reasons are restricted to items approved by the Warden or his Designee.
Portrait pictures are acceptable but can be no larger than 5×7.
Polaroid pictures – instant (these pictures will be returned in whole; these pictures will also be returned if the sender crops or removes the bottom and backing off the picture).
35mm pictures or hand drawings showing alcoholic beverages, drugs, undergarments or lingerie, nudity, obscenity, vulgarities, or suggestive gestures, gang and/or hand signs, weapons, or anything that could create a threat to safety, security, or discipline of the prison will be rejected.
Hardback photographs or photographs that have been modified or altered. Pictures of Tattoos – any tattoo showing alcoholic beverages, drugs, undergarments or lingerie, nudity, obscene,
vulgar, or suggestive gestures, gang and/or hand signs, weapons, or anything that could create a threat to safety, security, or discipline of the prison will be rejected.