The Catahoula Parish Jail was established in 1991

The jail is under the Administration of Warden David Scarbrough


The Catahoula Parish Jail’s mission is to provide the highest standard of care, custody, and control for inmates incarcerated in the facility. This facility’s function is to provide incarceration as an appropriate deterrent to the commission of crime, a method of guidance and treatment for incarcerated offenders, as well as related services necessary for the protection of society, daily operations and logistical plans, and assist the judicial system with evaluation tools and information for use when sentencing offenders.

The mission is approached through the implementation of comprehensive rehabilitative programs designed to provide life-skills, education, and coping skills necessary to reintegrate the offenders into society. Our goal is to become a model institution, which other facilities can look to and learn from, by improving our operational efficiencies and overall institutional performance.

The Catahoula Parish Jail facility operates with a capacity of 30 beds housing inmates, pre-trial, and a limited number of adjudicated offenders. The Corrections Division requires multiple departments such as administration, security, support services, operations, classification, and transportation, all specializing in the various aspects of maintaining sound corrections practices in order to complete our mission.