Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocol – Continued Decrease Allows Return to
Pre-Omnicron Safeguards

March 1, 2023

Parish Prison will be going back to Pre-Covid operational procedures, with the exception of mask wearing being optional.

Effective Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Mask wearing is optional. 

Interview rooms will be open for use.  All attorneys and others approved to conduct interviews and evaluations of inmates will be allowed to do so 7 days a week between the hours of 8 am to 10 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm. Due to the limited space, interview rooms will be approved on a first come first served basis. 

Family visitation is now being transitioned into non-contact video visitation.  Family and friends on approved visitation lists will be able to visit from home seven days a week or from video visitation kiosks located in designated lobby areas of the parish prison on Wednesdays from 8 am to 10 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Delivery of packages (ie UPS, FedEx, etc.) can be delivered to the medical area.  

Until further notice, NO misdemeanor cases will be booked unless it involves Domestic Abuse, or the offending crime contains an element of violence. No misdemeanor Contempt of Court cases will be booked. This applies to bondsmen as well.

Extraditions will not be automatic during this phase. The Transportation Department will submit prices to bondsmen for extraditions approved on a case by case basis.

Electronic monitoring application will be done in the Central Booking and all property and vehicle releases will be conducted in Bonding. 

Inmates will be permitted to return to the kitchen for chow. Pill call will be in their assigned housing areas. 

Only private viewings will be considered and can only be approved with the Warden’s consent.

Medical co-pay for inmates continues. 

Mail:  All regular mail should be sent to the following address in the following format:

Offender: Full Name (First and Last)
Offender Number
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
PO Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131

Only legal mail, check, and money orders (NO WESTERN UNION) will be accepted at the below address:

ATTN: Inmate Accounts
Dr. Iris Lott-Austin
2867 Brigadier General Isaac Smith Blvd
Scotlandville, LA 70807

In the event there is a spike of the number of COVID-19 cases, the Warden has stated that we will resort to prior restrictions that have proven to work in stopping the spread of the virus here at the parish prison.

Please do not hesitate to comment or seek further clarification on any of these conditions.  Thank you all for your patience and cooperation.

Families with urgent concerns related to an inmate, can contact the Public Defender’s Office at (225) 389-3150 extension 159 or email




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