NOTE: As of November 21, 2022, Ouachita Correctional Center’s offender mail policy is changing. The facility will no longer receive and process offenders’ non-legal mail on-site, this includes any photographs that are mailed. Offenders will now receive their mail via digital format only. Mail will need to be addressed in the following way sent to the address noted:
Your offender’s mail must now be addressed to:
Name of facility, State
Inmate Name, Inmate Identifier
P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131
Ouachita Parish Correctional Center, LA
John Smith, #11111
P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131
IMPORTANT: To ensure your mail gets delivered electronically include:
- Complete facility name (no abbreviations) and state
- Inmate’s full name and identifier
- Sender’s full name and physical address
- ONLY send personal mail such as letters, pictures, and drawings
- Follow the guidelines of the facility for checks/money orders and attorney-client privileged mail and DO NOT send to the new (Phoenix, MD) address.
To report any mail delivery issues, contact TextBehind support directly at info@TextBehind.com
Quick, Digital Messages
As a reminder, your family and friends can also exchange digital messages with you online or on the GettingOut mobile app.
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.