Corrections Division


Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Facility & Webster Parish Jail

Warden John Lewis

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Medical Services

  • Provide medical, dental and mental care services
  • Perform medical screenings and histories
  • Administer medications
  • Coordinate sick call
  • Respond to medical or mental emergencies
  • Coordinate transportation of inmates to outside facilities as needed for additional care


Work Release Program

  • Rehabilitation opportunity for inmates to be incorporated back into the workforce and begin saving for reentry to society
  • Review requests and submit those approved to DOC for approval
  • Ensure that submitted inmates meet criteria for program
  • Monitor and manage work progress through release data


Community Services

  • Ensure sentences fall within legal guidelines
  • Supervise and log inmate participation
  • Oversee inmate activity during assignments
  • Report inmate status in assignments
  • Coordinate with outside agencies, local organizations and/or nonprofits to identify community needs for potential assignments







Skilled Labor

  • Offers training and practice opportunities to inmates for personal and professional development
  • Mechanical
  • Painting
  • Construction
  • Sand Bagging
  • Wood Working/Carpentry


Service & Developmental Programming

  • Food Preparation
  • Housekeeping
  • Automotive Repairs
  • Project Transition & Work Release


BDCC Training Center

Located on the grounds of our Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center is our training center, where officers and personnel gather for seminars, trainings and professional development opportunities.


Professional Enhancement

Your Sheriff's Office continues to research availability of and funding sources for new equipment and training opportunities to ensure that your investment in us continues to provide great returns.  We understand that your hard-earned money supports our operations, so it is extremely important to us that we remain efficient and effective in our operations, responsible with our spending, and educated and knowledgeable of advancements in our field.  Thank you for your continued support, both financially and personally.  By working together, we may continue to provide the safety and security of our parish that we all so much enjoy!

Recent Training Opportunities:

  • Internet Crimes
  • Department of Defense
  • Computer Forensics
  • Tactical
  • Firearms
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Equipment training

Recent Equipment Additions:

  • Computers and applications
  • Patrol vehicles
  • Citizen Notification System
  • Radios, radars, and phones
  • HAZMAT equipment