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How to Find Out if Someone is in Jail in Louisiana?

There are different reasons why you may want to find someone in prison. If you are a victim, you may want to track the prisoner to find out when he would be released. You may know the person in prison, who can be a friend or relative. In such a case, you may want to know which prison he is in at present. You may also want to know the release date. This is why people search for prison inmates and there are different sources to help them do this.

Prisoners committing major offenses are lodged in state prisons and all state prisons would be managed by the State Corrections Department. In Louisiana, the Department of Public Safety & Corrections manages state prisons. Minor offenses, involving less than a year imprisonment leads to imprisonment in county jail. These jails are maintained by the local Sheriff or Police Chief.

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Louisiana operates a system called LAVNS, the Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System. The objective of the system is to keep victims updated about prisoners, their location, and their status of incarceration. This system can be used by the public to find inmates. The LAVNS offender locator connects to VINE Link, a well-known system for locating offenders using in many states.

The procedure for using this inmate locator is as follows:

1) Open the link and select the state like Louisiana.

2) Use the search option to start finding inmates in state prisons. Like in all other states, only details of adult offenders are available.

3) You can use the full last name or few letters of the first name to search for an inmate. For a more accurate search, you can use the unique offender identification number.

4) Results matching your search criteria are displayed. You can select the result that shows the name of the person you are looking for.

5) You can see the important details of the inmate to view details like offenses committed, prison lodged in at present, and expected release date.

6) Victims can register for the notification by providing their details. They will get a message whenever the inmate is shifted to another prison or due for release.

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Using Third-Party Sites

A third party website can be used to find inmates of state prisons as well as county jails. There are many such third party sites run by private agencies. These sites can be used to find inmates. One such popular site is The site has a compilation of various public records that can be accessed by the public on payment of a fee. One can search for prison inmates by searching based on the first and last name of an inmate.

There are other sites that provide a lot of information. These are sites like and The sites have information like tips to find inmates of prisons and county jails. There are links to the official websites to find prisoners. Links to county jails are also provided, in some cases.


How to Find out if Someone is in Jail by Phone or Fax

In case of any problem finding inmates online, there is a provision to find out inmates in prison through phone. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections has a phone line that can be accessed by calling (225) 383-4580. You must have the unique ID or name and date of birth to find this information on phone. The VINE Link system also has a phone number (866) 528-6748 that can be called to find out inmate information.

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