2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:811 - Inmate contact with persons outside of parish or multiparish prison; temporary release or furlough

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:811 (2018)

§811. Inmate contact with persons outside of parish or multiparish prison; temporary release or furlough

            A. The sheriff of each parish prison and the administrator of each multiparish prison may authorize visits and correspondence under reasonable conditions, between an inmate and approved friends, relatives, and other persons. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the sheriff or administrator may authorize the temporary release of an inmate only for serious illness or death of a member of the inmate's family or for an interview of the inmate by a prospective employer. For purposes of this Section an inmate is a person serving a sentence pursuant to a court judgment.

            B. The sheriff or administrator may authorize a furlough to an inmate of a parish or multiparish prison. Such a furlough is intended as a rehabilitative tool to assist an inmate in maintaining family relationships during his incarceration.

            C. An inmate sentenced to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections who is in the custody of the sheriff shall not be eligible for a furlough unless that inmate is in compliance with the Department of Public Safety and Corrections standards for such a furlough.

            D. Failure to promptly report to destination or return from temporary release or furlough shall be considered an escape under the provisions of R.S. 14:110.

            E. Except in cases of serious illness or death of a member of the inmate's family, or for an interview of the inmate by a prospective employer in which case the inmate may be released only in security escort with Department of Public Safety and Corrections authorized personnel, any inmate who has been convicted of first degree murder (R.S. 14:30), second degree murder (R.S. 14:30.1), aggravated or first degree rape (R.S. 14:42), attempted aggravated or first degree rape (R.S. 14:27 and 42), forcible or second degree rape (R.S. 14:42.1), aggravated kidnapping (R.S. 14:44), aggravated arson (R.S. 14:51), armed robbery (R.S. 14:64), attempted murder (R.S. 14:27 and 29), attempted armed robbery (R.S. 14:27 and 64), producing, manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing or possession with intent to produce, manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I or Schedule II of R.S. 40:964, and persons sentenced as habitual offenders under R.S. 15:529.1, shall be ineligible for temporary release or furloughs as provided for herein, except during the last six months of their terms.

            Added by Acts 1978, No. 510, §2; Acts 1985, No. 786, §1; Acts 2015, No. 184, §2.

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