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Corrections Division

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Correction Division is responsible for the care, custody and control of approximately 1,070 offenders throughout Rapides Parish. The division is divided into 6 separate departments.


Contact Information
Major - Doug Hollingsworth- (318) 484-5327 - Email
Corrections Investigator - Jay Slayter - (318) 442-9243 - Email
Reentry Program Coordinator - Lahoma Richardson - (318) 449-4378 - Email

Detention Center I

Detention Center I houses 328 offenders and serves as an intake facility for Rapides Parish. It also houses Pre-trial detainees, Parish prisoners, Department of Corrections offenders, and offenders serving time for municipalities throughout Rapides Parish.

Money orders can be mailed to the address below or they can be brought in on visitation days. Personal property for an offender can be brought in on visitation days.

For information on a detainee's bond, contact the on duty supervisor at (318) 473-6750.

Contact Information
Warden - Matt Dauzat - (318) 449-5465 - Email
Assistant Warden - Gerald Carmouche (318) 449-5484 - Email
Secretary - Tara Smith - (318) 473-6816 - Email
Booking Desk - (318) 473-6750

Offender mail may be sent to:
(Offenders Name)
701 Murray Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Suite 303                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Alexandria, LA 71309

Visitation hours are on Saturdays from 08:00 am - 11:30am or 12:00pm - 3:30pm. Special visits and child visits must be pre-approved by the Warden's office as well as all pastoral visits.

Detention Center II

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office DC-2 facility currently houses 200 offenders who provide contract labor for State, Parish and local public agencies.
Contact Information
Warden - Mac Dyess - (318) 449-4360 - Email
Asst. Warden - Kenneth Ferrell Sr.- (318) 449-4360 - Email
Offender mail may be sent to:
Rapides Parish Detention Center  II  
(Offenders Name)
400 B John Allison Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71303
Offenders housed at DC-II will be responsible for notifying family members of visitation times and dates.  

Detention Center III

This facility houses approximately 381 sentenced offenders.

Money orders can be mailed to the address below or can be brought in during business hours, Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30.

Visiting hours


  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm


  • 8:00am - 12:00pm - Non-Trusty
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Trusty


  • 8:00am - 12:00pm - Trusty
  • 1:00pm - 4:00 - Child Visit

Contact Information
Warden - Antoine Batiste - (318) 449-4385 - Email
Assistant Warden - Aaron Poole- (318) 449-4384 - Email
Secretary - Polly Funchess - (318) 449-4383 -

Offender mail may be sent to:
Rapides Parish Detention Center III
(Offender's Name)
7400 Academy Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303

Transitional Work Program

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Transitional Work Program houses approximately 315 transitional work offenders. The offenders are employed throughout the community so they may become able to re-enter into society with a trade to obtain gainful employment. For information on hiring an offender, please contact Cpl. Steve Boeta or Sgt. Walter Blade at (318) 449-4363. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Visiting hours

1st and 3rd full weekends of each month


    • Saturday - 8:30am - 10:30am
    • Dorm A-E - Saturday - 1:30pm - 3:30pm


Jan 1 - June 30

    • Dorm I - Sunday - 08:30am - 10:30am
    • Dorm II - Sunday - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

July 1 - Dec 31

    • Dorm I - Sunday - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    • Dorm II - Sunday - 8:30am - 10:30am

Offender Visitation Rules
These documents are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Contact Information
Warden - Mac Dyess- (318) 473-6647 - Email
Assistant Warden - Arthur Lebrane - (318) 449-4380 - Email
Secretary - Cynthia Smith - (318) 442-9293 - Email
TWP Transportation - Dep. W. Bell - (318) 449-4365 - Email
Visitation - Dep. Wiley Bell - (318) 449-4360 - Email
Employment -
     Sgt. Jamie Lemoine - (318) 449-4363 -
     Cpl. Greg McQueen - (318) 449-4363 - Email

Offender's mail may be sent to:
(Offender's Name)
Rapides Parish Transitional Work Program
400-C John Allison Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303


Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Transportation Section is responsible for transporting offenders to court, medical appointments and extradition.

Contact Information
Lt. Sam Abate- (318) 484-5326 - Email

Jail Records

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Jail Records Section is responsible for maintaining records on the following areas:

  • Jail Records - (318) 449-5453
  • Department of Corrections Classification & Billing - (318) 449-5452
  • Parish Probation - (318) 449-5451
  • DWI Probation - (318) 473-6734
  • Calculating Parish Time - (318) 449-5453

Contact Information
Captain Sandy Thiels - (318) 473-6735 - Email

House Arrest / Pre-Trial Detention

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office House Arrest Section is responsible for electronic monitoring of offenders on House Arrest and Pre-trial Detention. Payments for these services can be mailed to P.O. Box 1510 Alexandria, LA 71309 or dropped off at the House Arrest office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, located on the 2nd floor of the Rapides Parish Court House. There is a fee for Electronic Monitoring. The set up fee is $125.00 and a weekly fee of $30.00 for a total initial money order of $155.00, thereafter a $30.00 weekly fee. All fees payable by money order only.

Contact Information
Lt. Jay Slayter - (318) 473-6737 - Email

Road Crews / Produce Farm Crews

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office currently utilize approximately 45 offenders for trash pick-up around Rapides Parish. These crews pick-up approximately 400,000 pounds of trash each year. To report trash on a road or to have appliances picked-up, contact the Rapides Parish Highway Department. Old appliances will be collected on the second Monday of each month.

The Produce Farm utilizes approximately eight to ten offenders that are responsible for preparing, planting and harvesting of all vegetables grown by the department.



The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual violence, sexual harassment, and/or sexual misconduct involving staff and those in our custody. If you have information or believe a person under our custody has been subjected to conduct of this nature, please notify the Corrections Division at the numbers below, or you may report to the Criminal Operations Division at (318) 473-6727


2015 PREA Report