141 Production Dr.
Slidell, La. 70460
The Work Release facility is a branch of Corrections and began
in April of 1994. At this time 90 inmates have the privilege
of being housed within the facility. Work Release is granted
to inmates as a privilege and can be taken away at any moment.
In conjunction with the Department of Corrections, (D.O.C.),
the Sheriff's Office approves any inmate that enters the facility
and participates in the Work Release program.
Work Release Facility is run by the Sheriff's Office and administers
written rules for the inmates and employees within the facility.
Inmates that are sentenced to the D.O.C., who are in the custody
of the sheriff, are not eligible for work release; unless
such inmates are in compliance with standards for work release
within the Department of Corrections. If any inmate violates
the conditions prescribed by the sheriff his work release
privileges may be withdrawn.
have rules that will be abided and established by the Sheriff
or Director of the facility and the Department of Corrections.
Each inmate is provided a copy of the facility rule book and
the D.O.C. rules are included within the book. The inmates
that are granted work release privileges shall be liable for
the cost of room and board, clothing and other necessary expenses
to his employment or placement.
must pay the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office a "Rent
Fee"; a flat rate of $130.00. Their employment brings
in the wages and it is deposited into an the inmates' account
and dispersed accordingly and they are allowed a draw once
a week for personal items or money orders to be sent to their
families. The Sheriff's Office also establishes a savings
account in the inmates name so when the time arrives of the
inmates' release money is in the bank for them to begin a
facility is not a rehabilitation center - the Sheriff's Office
does not attempt to rehabilitate any inmate - it is left up
to the inmate what choices he will make for his life. The
employees within the facility are there to insure that each
inmate follows the facility rules. We aide the inmate in finding
the best employment for his skills or training and we job
check by phone or in person at random as well as, an immediate
drug test upon the inmates arrival. Everyday ten percent of
the inmates are tested randomly for alcohol and lockers are
inspected and "pat" downs administered.
the inmate is due to be released we assist him in finding
a place to live if he wishes to remain in the parish. Sheriff's
Office staff also assist him with obtaining a legal driver's
license and other assistance is provided to aide the inmate
in the transition back into society. The inmate is released
with the savings account that was established and when they
leave they now have money and possibly a place to live.
staff in the Work Release Facility maintain the following
for the residents.
1). The facility is run by the Sheriff's written rules
2). The facility is run by the Department of Corrections rules
And by this final rule:
3). Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.