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Jefferson Davis Parish Louisiana Sheriff Overview

Jefferson Davis Parish is located in the southwest part of Louisiana. It was established in 1913 and named in honor of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The parish seat is Jennings. The zip codes in Jefferson Davis Parish are 70581, 70532, 70640, 70650, 70648, 70591, and 70549.

The chief law enforcement officer in Jefferson Davis Parish is Sheriff Ivy J. Woods. Christopher Ivey serves as his second-in-command. As Chief Deputy of the Sheriff’s Office, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department. Deputy Dustin Locke serves as the Warden of the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail. To get in touch with any of the command staff, you can use the contact details below.

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office:

Address: 321 E. Plaquemine St., Room 102, Jennings, LA 70546

Phone: (337) 824-3850

Inmate Search in Jefferson Davis Parish Jail

The Jefferson Davis Parish Jail maintains an online inmate roster here. You can check the list of inmates currently booked in the facility or check the list of recently released inmates (last 48 hours). The current inmate roster is arranged according to the most recently booked inmate. You can sort the list according to the inmate’s last name. Each inmate’s file will show you the inmate’s booking photo, complete name, booking number, booking date, charges, and bond. Clicking on the profile link will allow you to view the charges, inmate address, and arresting agency.

You can also view the jail’s inmate roster

This list only shows the inmate’s name, date of birth, race, gender, and arrest date.

The Sheriff’s Office also posts the parish’s Most Wanted online. If you have information on an individual on this list, you can call the Crime Tip Hotline at 337-275-8188.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Visitation is held every Saturday: female inmates are allowed visitors from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.; male inmates are allowed visitors from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  An inmate can request up to two visitors per visitation. Each visit lasts thirty minutes; if there are two visitors for one inmate, then that inmate’s time is equally split between them (fifteen minutes per visitor).  In order to be allowed a visit, the inmate must complete a Visitation Request form with your Name and Driver’s License or I.D. Number and are allowed to request preferred visiting times.  Once the inmate requests a visitation, the request goes through an approval process. If the visitation request is approved, then the inmate is given a visitation time. It is the inmate’s responsibility to inform the visitor(s) of the time of the visitation.

Visitors must be at least 18 years of age. Visitors must not be a convicted felon, on probation, or have been incarcerated in the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail. No personal items such as bags, hats, and coats will be allowed inside the facility; only vehicle keys and the ID can be brought inside. All visitors are subject to being searched or being asked to leave at any time.

Family and friends can deposit funds into an inmate’s commissary account in three ways:

  • Bring cash, a debit card, or a credit card to the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Lobby and use the Commissary Kiosk.
  • Go here to add money to an inmate’s account online
  • Call 1-866-345-1884 to add money over the phone

Inmates are allowed to receive mail while in jail; the mail is screened before being passed out Monday thru Friday. Include the inmate’s name on the envelope and send mail to:

P.O. Box 863

Jennings, LA 70546

The following rules apply to mail:

  • You can only send letters in a standard envelope
  • No packages will be accepted through the mail
  • Only pictures of reasonable and appropriate taste will be allowed
  • No pictures involving alcohol or drugs will be allowed
  • Inmates can only have ten (10) pictures in their property

Working at Jefferson Davis Parish Jail or Sheriff’s Office:

A yearly salary of $28,640 is paid to an entry level corrections officer in the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail. After the first year, he may be eligible to receive the yearly State Supplemental Pay of $6000 if he is POST-certified.

As part of the jail staff, a correctional officer is responsible for monitoring inmate activities, booking inmates, enforcing jail rules and policies, and ensuring the security and safety of the inmates.

The minimum requirements for this position are as follows

  • Must be 18 years old or above
  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent.
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license
  • Must have no felony charges

To apply for this position, you can download the application form here. Submit the completed application to the Sheriff’s Office at 321 E. Plaquemine St., Room 102, Jennings, LA 70546.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are required by law to submit their information to local law enforcement for registration into the state and national sex offender databases. A sex offender is a person convicted of a sex offense such as rape, child molestation, and child pornography. Anyone can access the location of sex offenders in Jefferson Davis Parish by going to

Bear in mind that some of the information in the registry cannot be guaranteed as accurate. Some offenders fail to comply with the registration law. As such, you may get files that only list the last known address of an offender.

Bail and Bondsman

The money lodged with the court by a defendant in order to stay out of jail while waiting for his trial to begin is called bail. The court requires this to help guarantee that the defendant will meet all his court obligations once the trial begins. Missing a court appearance means the money is forfeited.

The services of a bondsman is available to defendants who cannot afford to pay the bond set by the court. His fee is usually 12% of the bail amount. This fee is non-refundable no matter what the outcome of the case is.

Jefferson Davis Parish County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Jefferson Davis Parish Probation Department
Location:321 East Plaquemine Street, Jennings, Louisiana, 70546
Jefferson Davis Parish County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined59
Avg Daily Population59
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll10
Full time total employees10
Total salaries and wages401500
Other operating expenditures0
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1966
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Jefferson Davis Parish Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201613,578
Number Employed Annual Average, 201612,758
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016820
Unemployment Rate, 20166.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201543,677
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Jefferson Davis Parish Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20146,245
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201520.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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