Louisiana State Penitentiary



Louisiana State Penitentiary

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Louisiana State Penitentiary is located in Angola Louisiana.  It is the only fully maximum security institution in the state, housing over 6,300 adult males, over 85% of which are violent offenders.  In addition, over half of the inmates in this prison are serving life sentences.  Louisiana State Penitentiary is also home to the states male death row inmates, currently with a little over 80 inmates awaiting execution.  Due to the large number of inmates, and the length of many inmates sentences, this facility has a hospice program in addition to the medical and mental health programs offered.  

This is one of the largest correctional facilities, with segregation units, disciplinary units, extended lockdown cellblocks, a death row unit, reception center, 16 medium and minimum custody dormitories, maximum custody units, multiple out-camps, and even has it's own fire station and airfield.  Overall the institutional grounds are said to be larger than the entire area of Manhattan.  Like other correctional facilities, Louisiana State Penitentiary has educational and vocational programs that allow inmates to earn a GED and adult basic education and teach carpentry, welding, horticulture, culinary skills, automotive repair, HVAC, electrical, and industrial painting.

Visiting Hours at Louisiana State Penitentiary:

Visiting occurs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6am-4:15pm.  You must arrive for visiting by 2pm, as the visiting bus makes its final departure at that time.  If there are five weekends in a month visiting will not occur on the fifth weekend.  Visits are two hours in duration.  Inmates can have up to five visitors (including children) per visit.  You may visit an inmate twice each month.  Inmates are allowed up to ten visitors on their approved visitation list.

Physical Address:

Louisiana State Penitentiary
17544 Tunica Trace
Angola, 70712



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Louisiana State Penitentiary
General Delivery
Angola, LA 70712