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Sending Mail to Inmates in Louisiana

Inmates can receive letters and standard sized greeting cards from friends and family members.  The cards may not be electronic or musical.  Offenders can also receive 4″x6″ photos as long as they are not instant/Polaroid as these pose a security risk.  No photos can contain nudity or depict illegal activities.  Hand gestures and pictures of tattoos are also prohibited as they can be misconstrued as gang symbols. You should never send cash, stamps or any other items in the mail as they will be rejected or confiscated.  Stamps must be purchased by the offender through the commissary.  When sending mail to an inmate never mark or decorate/embellish the envelope in any way (i.e. no lipstick, perfume, glitter, stickers, markers, crayons, doodles etc.) as this will result in the mail being rejected.

Louisiana prison inmates looking for pen pals

When you send correspondence to your inmate you should address it in the following format:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Facility Name
PO Box or Street address
City, State, Zip Code

How to Send Books and Magazines to Louisiana Inmates

The Department of Corrections states that at no time can you send packages and publications directly from you, instead they must come from an approved vendor like  Using you can order up to three paperback books, or purchase a magazine/newspaper subscription for your inmate.  The books must always be new and come directly from Amazon, and no publications can ever contain nudity, maps, describe how to make weapons or explosives, and cannot incite hate or jeopardize the security of the institution

This is a list of adult state prisons in Louisiana. It does not include federal prisons or parish jails located in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections directly operates all except two.

As well as listings on this site, all inmate profiles will also be included on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages – all included in the basic price.

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