Tangipahoa Parish Prison
Built in 1984, the Tangipahoa Parish Prison can house a maximum capacity of 504 men and 22 women prisoners. A majority of the prisoners held at the jail are parish detainees awaiting court appearances.
Trustees of the jail perform janitorial services at the parish courthouse, firing range and handle the cleaning and laundry chores at the prison. In addition, there is a trustee crew that is assigned to the Tangipahoa Parish School Board and another group of trustees periodically works on "litter crews" to keep the parish roads and highways clean.
The prison features up-to-date security equipment with the campus surrounded by an eight-foot fence covered with razor wire. All persons entering the facility are subject to search and are not allowed to bring in handbags or other personal items.
Effective Saturday August 19, 2017, visitation for jail inmates will be as follows:
Saturday’s, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday’s, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
All persons coming to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail to visit a an inmate must have and present a valid government issued photo driver license or photo identification card.
Visitation for jail inmates is a privilege of the inmate, and it may be suspended or revoked for disciplinary or security reasons without any prior advance notification given. All visitors are considered guests and will be expected to abide by all policies and operational procedures when visiting jail inmates.
Anyone having questions about this change may contact the Tangipahoa Parish Jail at 985-748-3387.
As a reminder, the Introduction of Contraband into a penal facility is a violation of Louisiana State Statute RS 14:402, which is a felony. Violators will be prosecuted.