Louisiana State Penitentiary

Are you looking for somebody in prison at Louisiana State Penitentiary? Louisiana State Penitentiary is a state prison in the Louisiana state prison system. This page tells you about anything you might want to know about Louisiana State Penitentiary,like: Find an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Visitation information. The address and phone number at Louisiana State Penitentiary Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Louisiana State Penitentiary
State: Louisiana
DOC: Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Warden Name: Burl Cain

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Louisiana State Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone in prison to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and do the right procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, the letter or package might not get delivered.

Louisiana State Penitentiary
17544 Tunica Trace
Angola LA, 70712

Street Address / Prison location


Louisiana State Penitentiary
17544 Tunica Trace
Angola LA, 70712

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below before you visit an inmate.

Louisiana State Penitentiary
17544 Tunica Trace
Angola LA, 70712


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Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are times when it may be useful to have the phone number to Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Inmates are able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Louisiana State Penitentiary prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to your inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for the prison. You cannot reach inmates using this email. If you need to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when mailing mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution officials open and read and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Received general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security and safety or watch a problem confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you must address a letter or package to a prisoner at Louisiana State Penitentiary:

Louisiana State Penitentiary
17544 Tunica Trace
Angola LA, 70712

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate money and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may add funds into these accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money in the mail and have to send the moneyh to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps shows below:

The deposit have to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time transported to different prisons throughout the Louisiana prison system, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Louisiana state prisons: Louisiana State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary, be sure that you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Louisiana prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and they are changed frequently. The rules discussed here might be changed by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check Louisiana State Penitentiary’s website to read the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state picture id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the main Louisiana State Penitentiary site 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

Information about Louisiana State Penitentiary prison records coming.

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

Details about Louisiana State Penitentiary death row will be posted ASAP.

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


More information about Louisiana parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

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.


More information about release procedures for Louisiana State Penitentiary to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at Louisiana State Penitentiary coming soon.

  • 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.


A Louisiana State Penitentiary news section will be posted ASAP.


A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Louisiana State Penitentiary
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, go to:

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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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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

Details about Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


A Louisiana State Penitentiary history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Louisiana State Penitentiary 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

Louisiana State Penitentiary Links

The official website:

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Louisiana State Penitentiary

Have you ever spent any time at Louisiana State Penitentiary? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary?

If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary, include your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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