Winn Correctional Center – Louisiana

Do you know somebody in prison at Winn Correctional Center? Winn Correctional Center is a prison in the state prison system in Louisiana. This guide will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Winn Correctional Center: Find an inmate at Winn Correctional Center. Visiting an inmate here. The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Winn Correctional Center. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Winn Correctional Center
State: Louisiana
DOC: Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Warden Name: Tim Keith

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Winn Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate at Winn Correctional Center, and use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner so that you correctly address the item, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate protocol, the package or letter could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Winn Correctional Center
180 CCA Boulevard
Atlanta LA, 71483

Street Address / Prison location

Address

Winn Correctional Center
180 CCA Blvd.
Atlanta LA, 71483

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections further down on this page if you are going to go to visit a prisoner.

Winn Correctional Center
180 CCA Blvd.
Atlanta LA, 71483

Directions

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, but, there are some times when it may be useful to have the phone number to Winn Correctional Center.

Prisoners are able to make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to prisoners, but there are some times when it is useful to know the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email address for Winn Correctional Center. You won’t be able to contact inmates at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Winn Correctional Center you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the email message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when sending postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Winn Correctional Center staff do open and inspect and read all received general postal correspondence. Received general postal correspondence can be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security or watch problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you must address a package or letter to a prisoner at Winn Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Winn Correctional Center
180 CCA Boulevard
Atlanta LA, 71483

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the policies shows below:

The money must be in the form of a money order that is 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 processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have appropriate prisoner information but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Checks and cash won’t be accepted so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently moved to different prisons throughout Louisiana, so sometimes you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Louisiana state prisons: Louisiana State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Winn Correctional Center, you must be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own policies for prison visits and these rules change regularly. The procedures discussed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Winn Correctional Center’s site to read the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when they enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state photo I.D. is OK.

For all of the things listed below, go to the main prison website because this information is changed 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 Winn Correctional Center records coming soon.

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 Winn Correctional Center death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

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.

Release

Information about release procedures for Winn Correctional Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Winn Correctional Center 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.

News

A news section will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A section with photos of Winn Correctional Center coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Winn 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 looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, check out:

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Website

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:

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

Info about family resources to be added later.

History

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

Such as:

  • Famous Winn 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.

Links

Information About Other Louisiana State Prisons: Louisiana State Prisons

Winn 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 Winn Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time at Winn Correctional Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Winn Correctional Center?

If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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Comments

  1. Leroy C. says:

    Mother Jones sent a reporter to Winn to work undercover as a CO for 4 months. Here’s a link to this must-read report:

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