In 2013, several cost-saving measures were introduced to alleviate the burden of the rising price of inmate housing. New medical and food programs implemented at the facility streamlined the required services. The contracted food services, for example, saves taxpayers approximately $300,000 a year.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Inmate Information System may be accessed by calling 337-836-9509. The system provides information on inmates, visitation policy, directions to the jail, victim notifications, and more.
Operated by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center houses 320 inmates. Centrally located in Centerville, the facility holds Department of Corrections prisoners as well as meeting local municipal and tribal law enforcement agencies inmate housing needs. In recent years, several cost-saving measures have been introduced to alleviate the burden of the rising price of inmate housing. New medical and food programs implemented at the jail streamlined services and reduced security risks.
Services provided by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office through the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center include GED and Transitional Work Programs. The Transitional Work Program offers those with a criminal record an opportunity to return to the workforce while benefitting businesses by providing skilled, dependable workers. Job seekers want to reestablish their lives in the community and are motivated to succeed. Tax credits are available for employers who hire qualified offenders. To find out more about hiring from our Transitional Work Program and how we can help meet your staffing needs call 337-836-5520.