Louisiana

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Louisiana. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Louisiana's state department of corrections.

F

State DOC Data GradeView scorecard

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons3,2101,9704236229,3496,205
Federal Prisons1,5383,28911249194,79710,259
ICE Detention Centers2,62712,815136315----
State and Local Youth Facilities77--------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons954--13--6--2,486--
Federal Prisons----35--1------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Pollock Federal Correctional Complex

Federal Prisons

1,024--

Dixon Correctional Institute

State Adult Prisons

904100

Louisiana State Penitentiary

State Adult Prisons

603290

Raymond Laborde Correctional Center

State Adult Prisons

596104

ICE Richwood Correctional Center

ICE Detention Centers

574--
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Map of Louisiana with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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510

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Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Louisiana. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of August 18, 2021.

*

The Louisiana Department of Corrections stopped reporting most COVID-19 variables on its dashboard on July 8, 2021.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    None

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
Ascension ParishAscension Parish JailCourts3/17/202012476572Minor offenses, Other
East Baton Rouge ParishEast Baton Rouge Parish JailSheriff3/23/202034416001600Minor offenses, Inability to pay bail
LouisianaStatewide prisonsGovernor6/30/20206332000Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations
Orleans ParishOrleans Parish JailSheriff3/19/20202310521438Minor offenses
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Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Bridge City Center for YouthMonroe4/6/2020Incarcerated youth at Bridge City Center for YouthUprising/Protest–InternalExternal
ICE Catahoula Correctional CenterCatahoula Parish5/3/2020ICE detainees at Catahoula Correctional CenterUprising/Protest–InternalExternalAccelerated releases
ICE LASALLE CORR CTR OLLALa Salle Parish3/23/2020 - 3/25/2020ICE detainees at LaSalle ICE Processing CenterUprising/Protest–InternalExternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
ICE Pine Prarie Correctional CenterEvangeline Parish8/21/2020Black asylum seekers at Pine Prarie facilityHunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases
ICE Richwood Correctional CenterOuachita Parish3/25/2020ICE detainees at Richwood Correctional CenterHunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases