Parish Prison

Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Grimes
2867 Brig. General Isaac Smith Scotlandville, LA 70807
Phone: (225) 355-3311
Fax: (225) 358-4100

Warden Dennis Grimes came to EBRSO in April 2008 at the request of the Sheriff as a true corrections professional with more than twenty-three years experience. He began his career in Corrections in 1985 at Hunts Correctional and transferred to Dixon Correctional Institute in 1989, where he advanced through the ranks to Assistant Warden. He is married to Paula Grimes and attends Turning Point Worship Center. Warden Grimes oversees all aspects of the prison. He is committed to rehabilitation and stopping the revolving door. Since coming on at the prison he has helped implement numerous rehabilitation programs including expanding work release and GED, starting parenting classes and a faith-based wing.

Parish Prison
The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison is run and staffed by the Sheriff's Office. Over 1500 inmates are housed at this facility; 1410 males and 184 females. Over 350 Deputies are employed at the Prison, including secretarial workers, guards, and administrative staff.

Of course, the prison serves a very important function in East Baton Rouge Parish, keeping those people off of the streets who are a danger to the law-abiding citizens. The prison does have several programs in place which strive to help these inmates to learn the error of their ways and to become viable parts of the community upon their release. These programs include a GED program which enables the inmates to earn a high school equivalency diploma, physical fitness programs and an extensive library. The prison also features it's own chapel to stress to the inmates the value of virtue, and to provide them with a place to reflect upon their wrongdoings.

For inmate information such as Bond Amounts, Charges, and Visitation Schedules please call 1-800-414-7685. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Major Robert Clement
Deputy Warden

Major Robert Clement is currently assigned to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison as the Deputy Warden. He began his career with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office on July 1, 1982 assigned to the Parish Prison. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 1983 and Sergeant in 1985 working in the Classification and Inmate Records Departments. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assumed command of the Prison Inmate Records Department in 1990, and the Prison Booking and Bonding Departments in 1998. He was promoted to the rank of Captain as Administrative assistant to the Warden in June 2007.

Captain Johnny Scott
Chief of Security

Captain Johnny L. Scott Jr. serves as Chief of Security for Prison Operations with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Capt. He has worked for the office for the past three years. He has held positions of prison deputy, Central Booking processor and Central Booking Supervisor. Prior to employment with the Sheriff's Office, Capt. Scott worked 27 years with the Louisiana State Department of Public Safety and Corrections serving in the Adult and Juvenile Sections until he retired with in 2004. Prior to retirement, Capt. Scott held numerous security positions including Institutional Warden in the Juvenile section. Capt. Scott has had extensive training and experience with inmate populations of all ages. In addition, Capt. Scott has had several years experience with the LA Corrections Emergency Response units and is certified in Critical Incident Management. He also was a Board Member on the Louisiana Association of Warden's and Superintendents.




East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office  

8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive             

Baton Rouge, LA 70807              

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