Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > LOUISIANA > Louisiana Prisons & Jails > Louisiana DOC Prisons
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Louisiana DOC Prisons Topics and discussion specific to Louisiana DOC prisons.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-27-2005, 10:08 PM
SmallTownGirl SmallTownGirl is offline
Very involved in prisons
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Louisiana USA
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Avoyelles Parish Simmesport Correctional (Women's Prison)

Does anyone know anybody there?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-06-2005, 04:25 PM
dusty723 dusty723 is offline
just waiting
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I just know about Avoyelles CC for men.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-2007, 03:32 PM
sunshinestate sunshinestate is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida,usa
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by dusty723
I just know about Avoyelles CC for men.
My Daughter is in the simmesport correctional center
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-22-2007, 02:44 PM
trpatterson trpatterson is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default daughter at simmesport

I believe my daughter will be transferred to Simmesport. What do you know about this facility? Will she be able to complete her GED, college, or some sort of training?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2007, 02:59 PM
la_phoenix1 la_phoenix1 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Louisiana, USA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There are programs there, such as GED... they used to have a Bible college, but i am not sure if they still do. As for opportunities, ther aren't nearly enough for women on the inside anywhere in Louisiana with the exception of St. Gabriel... and that is so sad. Men have all the opportunities to learn trades and get college degrees and the women are left out in the cold. I am speaking from experience! simmesport isn't the worst place she could be though, so don't be too worried. Maybe look into correspondence schools....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2007, 02:43 PM
sunshinestate sunshinestate is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida,usa
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default avoyelles simmesport correctional center

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmallTownGirl
Does anyone know anybody there?
my daughter was there for about 1yr and they just transferred her to st.gabriel (LCIW).what do u want to know about i can try to help you.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-09-2007, 12:34 PM
trpatterson trpatterson is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My question was premature. Found out my daughter was transferred from Plain Dealing just this morning. We have been told she will be "stationed?" at either Simmesport or St. Gabriel. They will tell me tomorrow morning. I'll check back then, and I'm sure I'll have lots of questions. Thank you all for being here.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-11-2007, 10:17 AM
trpatterson trpatterson is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ok... my daughter is at Simmesport. What determines which facility they're sent to? I hear there are many more programs, etc. at St. Gabriel. (It's also so close to my home.) Is there anything she can do or I can do that might influence her transfer? Or, is there even much difference between Simmesport and St. Gabriel? I was able to speak with her only briefly. She's writing to tell me what I can send and when I can visit. Trying not to, but am really worried about her and about being able to afford the things she needs. If you think of any "whatever you do, don't send ___" or "be sure you get her a whatever," I'd appreciate the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-11-2007, 06:20 PM
DoingTimeinLove's Avatar
DoingTimeinLove DoingTimeinLove is offline
Elizabeth
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

There is not much you can do about where she will end up. You can call where she is now and request but I haven't been very successful with that and I'm not sure many people have.

As far as the what you can and cannot send.. it depends on the facility. I've dealt with about 5 facilities now and every one has been different.
__________________
Love is not blind - It sees more and not less,
but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
- Will Moss -
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-16-2007, 04:14 AM
sunshinestate sunshinestate is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida,usa
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default re:simmesport womens

Quote:
Originally Posted by trpatterson
Ok... my daughter is at Simmesport. What determines which facility they're sent to? I hear there are many more programs, etc. at St. Gabriel. (It's also so close to my home.) Is there anything she can do or I can do that might influence her transfer? Or, is there even much difference between Simmesport and St. Gabriel? I was able to speak with her only briefly. She's writing to tell me what I can send and when I can visit. Trying not to, but am really worried about her and about being able to afford the things she needs. If you think of any "whatever you do, don't send ___" or "be sure you get her a whatever," I'd appreciate the advice.
well my daughter was in avoyelles simmesport womens for about a yr i believe but now is in st.gabriel,she has been in rayville,bossier parish correctional,avoyelles and now st.gabriel.the stuff you can and cannot sent varies sometimes you can send stuff then they change the rules so it depends on the warden sometimes i guess.i do understand that some girls were getting things in the mail that weren't legal if you know what i mean so then it stops the stuff you can send so you will have to call the place first i guess.the store is very highly priced.if you need to know anything else and i can help just let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-23-2007, 01:08 PM
trpatterson trpatterson is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sunshine, we could be related! My daughter has been a guest of the very same facilites. I mailed a 40 pound care package from the Simmesport Post Office on Friday. Drove it there so she would get it on the same day. She's called a few times and seemed okay. I'm wondering if it would be cheaper to get a pre-paid phone account, rather than her calling collect to our home phone (BellSouth). What do ya'll think? I can't seem to find the phone company Evercom. Anyone know?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-05-2007, 05:16 AM
sunshinestate sunshinestate is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Florida,usa
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by trpatterson
Sunshine, we could be related! My daughter has been a guest of the very same facilites. I mailed a 40 pound care package from the Simmesport Post Office on Friday. Drove it there so she would get it on the same day. She's called a few times and seemed okay. I'm wondering if it would be cheaper to get a pre-paid phone account, rather than her calling collect to our home phone (BellSouth). What do ya'll think? I can't seem to find the phone company Evercom. Anyone know?
Hi Is your daughter in saint gabriel now?mine is.she is just so far from home and im missing her so much my heart aches.but i think maybe you should check out the pre-paid thing.but i have verizon and its not to bad she only call 1-2 times a month and its ok.but write me back ok.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-04-2007, 03:29 PM
msgurl msgurl is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Louisiana, USA
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My sister was just transferred to Simmesport from a parish jail. Please tell me as much as you can about the facility.
Is it clean, what's the setup, are they able to work, do they get to go outside, are visits behind a glass or open, what's the commissary like, is there drama, is it min-med-max?
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-09-2009, 11:56 AM
chelcmae82 chelcmae82 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2009
Location: FLORIDA USA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trpatterson View Post
Sunshine, we could be related! My daughter has been a guest of the very same facilites. I mailed a 40 pound care package from the Simmesport Post Office on Friday. Drove it there so she would get it on the same day. She's called a few times and seemed okay. I'm wondering if it would be cheaper to get a pre-paid phone account, rather than her calling collect to our home phone (BellSouth). What do ya'll think? I can't seem to find the phone company Evercom. Anyone know?

I dont think evercom is dealing with them anymore. My sister has been at Rapides Parish & is currently at Avoyelles Parish Cottonport facility. We have found that it is cheaper for her to buy the pre paid phone cards and to use City Tele Coin. You can google the name and find the phone number to call them about more information and the address to mail a money order to.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-05-2010, 06:10 PM
ducs_2010 ducs_2010 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmallTownGirl View Post
Does anyone know anybody there?
I know some-one at avoyelles
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-05-2010, 06:15 PM
ducs_2010 ducs_2010 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

does anyone know much about cottonport?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-06-2012, 07:01 PM
jase1 jase1 is offline
jase1
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chelcmae82 View Post
I dont think evercom is dealing with them anymore. My sister has been at Rapides Parish & is currently at Avoyelles Parish Cottonport facility. We have found that it is cheaper for her to buy the pre paid phone cards and to use City Tele Coin. You can google the name and find the phone number to call them about more information and the address to mail a money order to.
my wife is in there and I live NM and use city tele coin the phone calls cost 18.37 for 15 min
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-12-2012, 02:43 AM
adominique adominique is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: louisiana
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmallTownGirl View Post
Does anyone know anybody there?
i have someone in there just wondering how the place is? could they get a ged or anything to better themself?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:29 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2013 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics