Work programs involving minimum-security, non-violent offenders have been effective and have been expanded to include a work-release program. This program reduces recidivism by easing the transition back into regular society for offenders who have served their time. Presently, four outside work crews are in our parish, working on streets, highways and public properties. These programs have added to the quality of life in Bossier parish. For example, in one year, prisoners cleaned 791 miles of roadway, picking up 38,363 bags of trash, saving Bossier Parish $204,972.20.
During past storms, inmate crews have been used to clear the wreckage from tornado damage, to fill sandbags to fight rising waters and to clear highways from wind damage.
The Minimum-Security Facility is also a working farm which produces peas, tomatoes and other produce, which is used to reduce food cost.
The facility was built to house minimum-security offenders and was the first step in the Bossier Parish Correctional System infrastructure to make the criminal justice system in Bossier Parish second to none.
The warden of the facility can be reached at 318-326-4005. To contact the facility via e-mail, click here.
Click here for a map and directions to the Bossier Sheriff's Complex, including the correctional facilities, the shooting range and the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy, north of Benton.
FACT SHEET: Bossier Parish Minimum-Security Facility
Size of facility: 25,000 square feet
Year opened: 1995
Bossier Minimum Security Facility
2960 Old Plain Dealing Rd.
Plain Dealing, LA 71064