Avoyelles Correctional Center – Louisiana

Do you know someone incarcerated at Avoyelles Correctional Center? Avoyelles Correctional Center is a state prison in the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. This site gives you about anything you might need to know about Avoyelles Correctional Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Visiting an inmate here. The address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Avoyelles Correctional Center
State: Louisiana
DOC: Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Warden Name: Lynn Cooper

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Avoyelles Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone at Avoyelles Correctional Center, and use the street address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to send something to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the item, and follow the appropriate steps for sending a letter or package. If you do not follow the appropriate directions, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

Avoyelles Correctional Center
1630 Prison Road
Cottonport LA, 71327

Street Address / Prison location


Avoyelles Correctional Center
1630 Prison Road
Cottonport LA, 71327

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page before you visit someone in prison at Avoyelles Correctional Center.

Avoyelles Correctional Center
1630 Prison Road
Cottonport LA, 71327


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Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

Avoyelles Correctional Center inmates are able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Avoyelles Correctional Center prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to inmates, but there are some times when it might be useful to have the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for Avoyelles Correctional Center. You cannot email individuals using this email. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Avoyelles Correctional Center you must follow an exact procedure to make sure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you must follow when mailing a package or letter to a prisoner. If you do not then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Avoyelles Correctional Center employees will open and inspect all received general mail. Incoming general postal correspondence can be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you must address a letter to an inmate at Avoyelles Correctional Center:

Avoyelles Correctional Center
1630 Prison Road
Cottonport LA, 71327

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add money into these Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money in postal mail and must send those funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the rules given below:

The deposit have to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that do not have correct prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Louisiana state prisons: Louisiana State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Avoyelles Correctional Center, be sure that you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Louisiana state prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and these policies are changed frequently. The rules listed here might be different by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Avoyelles Correctional Center’s website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when entering the facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo I.D. is OK.

For everything listed below, read the official prison facility website as this information is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Avoyelles Correctional Center records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Avoyelles Correctional Center death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Louisiana parole to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life at Avoyelles Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Avoyelles Correctional Center news will be posted ASAP.


A Avoyelles Correctional Center photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Avoyelles Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Avoyelles Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Avoyelles Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, check out:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Section about resources for family members of inmates at Avoyelles Correctional Center to be added later.


A section with the history of Avoyelles Correctional Center to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Avoyelles Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Louisiana State Prisons: Louisiana State Prisons

Avoyelles Correctional Center Links

The official website:

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Avoyelles Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time at Avoyelles Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down your prison experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. Concerned says:

    I was wondering why just about every Co working there has a nasty attitude. It’s my intention to write a review on the comment cards but of course a pen isn’t allowed. Nope they won’t offer you one.
    I take note on how rude and disrespectful some of the male staff are. A few females has attitude but it’s to be expected. Avc needs a review or investigation asap
    Last but not least . The staff keeps the Warden out of reach. If you call in concern of your loved one. You end up on the phone line with a very unprofessional assistant.
    To follow proper protocol at this facility is to go to Mr. Leblanc. Then you have trouble to face just trying to help your loved on. Men are being placed on lock down based on personal vendettas bogus write ups are being written on offenders, just to take away special privileges from the offender . Really ridiculous.. . Staff are the ones breaking the rules. Mainly by allowing the offender Constitutional Rights being violated and knowing of the wrong doings during any Investigation.Observation, or speculations…This facility needs to be closed. It’s staffed with crooks and it’s overcrowded..no medical doctor. Unprofessional staff on board. Well on to informing Secretary J. Leblanc. B.Jindal Dept. Of Justice

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