B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center
The B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center is a state prison for men that is located in Angie, Louisiana. The mission statement is to provide for the custody, control, care, and treatment of each offender through compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and procedures.
Emphasis is placed on the implementation of programs that provide a public service and those designed to reintegrate the inmate into society while ensuring the safety of the public.
The goals of Rayburn Correctional Center are to provide effective programs while maintaining a secure facility; to maintain credibility with the public; to obtain the maximum benefit from their resources; to promote ongoing staff development; and to encourage better communication within the institution, and with other agencies and the community.
B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center
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Visiting Hours and Rules
- Dormitory and Working Cellblock Offenders
Visiting hours are between 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on Thursdays, and 8:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Visitors must arrive at the facility’s front gate by 2:00 p.m. in order to be processed for visiting.
Offenders will be allowed six visitors at a time in the Visiting Room. Non-walking infants will be allowed as a seventh visitor. Approved visitors will generally be allotted two visits per month. Minimum custody offenders and those participating in the PRESS program will be permitted three visits per month from their visitors.
Generally, visits will be for two and a half hours, Thursday and Friday; and one half hour, Saturday and Sunday. Minimum custody and PRESS offenders will be permitted visits for three hours. In case of overcrowding, these times may be shortened at the staff’s discretion.
- Extended Lockdown- Level 1
Extended Lockdown—Level 1 will be restricted to non-contact visiting. Restricted visiting will be held on Thursdays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Visits will be limited to 30 minutes. Visitors must arrive at the front gate by 10:30 a.m. to be processed for visiting.
Only two adult visitors will be permitted per visit, and only one visit will be allowed per day. Each offender is allotted only two visits per month. Inmates are not permitted to make any physical contact with their visitors or to give/receive any items from their visitors.
- Other Restricted Visits
Special Management Unit offenders—Extended Lockdown Level 2 offenders; offenders who test positive for and/or are found in possession of drugs; offenders who refuse to submit to drug testing; offenders who have received contraband during the visiting process; and offenders who have had a certified drug dog alert to the presence of drugs on their person or property in a drug detection booth, will be restricted to non-contact visiting.
Visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Visitors must arrive at the facility’s front gate by 10:30 a.m. in order to be processed for visiting. Offenders will be allowed one visit per day with up to four adult visitors (only two visitors for SMU offenders). Visits will take place in the Visiting Room.
Approved visitors will be allotted two visits per month. Visitors are allowed to visit only one offender at a time. Visits will be limited to 45 minutes. Because of space limitations, visitors to offenders in Administrative segregation and Isolation must call the Visiting Office to reserve visiting time. In case of overcrowding, visits may be shortened at the staff’s discretion.
Offenders and their visitors will not be permitted to make any physical contact during their visits, and no concessions will be sold during restricted visitation.
- Restrictions on Visiting for Offenders Convicted of Sex Offenders With Minors
Offenders who have a current or prior conviction for a sex crime involving a minor child family member, or who have a documented history of sex abuse with a minor child family member, are ineligible to visit with any minor child, including their own biological or step-child.
Offenders who have a current or prior conviction for a sex crime involving a minor child who is not a family member are ineligible to visit with any minor child. However, at the Warden’s discretion, such offenders may be authorized to visit with their own biological child. The legal guardian must submit a written request and shall accompany the minor child during the visit. If approved by the Warden, the visit may be contact or non-contact at the Warden’s discretion.
General Visiting Rules
Individuals approved to visit offenders at Rayburn Correctional Center should carefully read the below listed rules and regulations that govern visiting. Visitors are expected to comply with these requirements.
- Approved visitors (15 years of age and older) must present picture identification to visit an offender. No identification is required for children under 15 years of age.
- Individuals under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult who is an approved visitor of the offender that the minor is visiting. Children 14 years of age and younger are not required to be on the offender’s visitor list.
- Inappropriate actions or language by a visitor deemed too loud, disruptive, abusive, or threatening will not be tolerated. Such conduct will result in the immediate termination of the visit and possible denial of future visits.
- Individuals, including minors, entering the facility are subject to searches of their property, automobile, and person. Searches include but are not limited to: visual inspection of persons and property; pat-down searches of their person; inspection of their property by dogs trained to detect drugs, weapons, and other contraband; strip-search of their body; and searches of their body cavities.
- Visitors must declare all medications, including prescription and nonprescription medications, to the correctional officers at the Front Gate and visiting desk. Alcohol, cell phones, cameras, and any type of weapon or ammunition are prohibited on facility grounds.
- Visitors under the influence of any substance will not be allowed to visit and may be prohibited from future visits.
- Visitors may greet and bid the offender farewell with a non-passionate kiss and must be done so that others are not offended. Visitors may sit next to the offender. However, physical contact between the offender and adult visitors, other than holding hands, is not allowed.
Visitors must be dressed appropriately. No tank tops, see-through clothing, low-cut articles of clothing exposing the upper torso, miniskirts or mini-dresses, or any form of seductive garments will be allowed.
Shorts, skorts, and culottes must be no more than three inches above the knee. Visitors must wear full-length shirts (long or short-sleeved) and will not be allowed to wear the combination of blue jeans and blue chambray shirts, or blue jeans and gray or white sweatshirts or tee shirts.
Shoes must be worn. Permitted shoes include regular street shoes, tennis shoes designated for street wear, sandals, and open-toed shoes. House slippers, beach sandals (hongs, flip-flops), and shower shoes are not permitted. Individuals improperly or inappropriately dressed will not be allowed to visit.
Facilities are not available for visitors who do not meet this dress code to change their clothing. Visitors who choose to change their clothing in order to be able to visit will be required to leave institutional grounds. They may then return when they have changed their clothing.
What can you bring to a visit?
Visitors are limited to carrying no more than $25 into the fenced compound and/or picnic visiting area. They should bring sufficient change for the vending machines, as the staff is not permitted to make change. Offenders are not allowed to handle money.
Visitors are not allowed to deliver anything to the offender through the Visiting Room. Visitors may bring photographs (no Polaroid or photo albums), however, they cannot be left with the offender.
Visitors must park their vehicles in the designated Visitors’ Parking area. The vehicle’s keys should be removed from the vehicle and then locked. Personal possessions (i.e., wallets, cell phones, purses, cash) left in the vehicle should be secured in the trunk and/or locked glove compartment, if possible.
Visitors are allowed to bring into the visiting areas two baby bottles per infant, three diapers, and sufficient baby wipes per infant, and a change purse/wallet.
Individuals approved for picnic visits should contact the Visiting Office for information on approved items.
B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center
27268 Hwy. 21 North
Angie, LA 70426
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/TRouL9sLM4sty45C9
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name and DOC Number
B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center
27268 Hwy. 21 North
Angie, LA 70426
The Canteen Package Program gives family and friends an opportunity to order pre-approved food and hygiene products and personal property items for their loved ones incarcerated at B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center. Click here for more information or to place an order.
How to Call an Inmate
You can’t call an inmate at the B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center, but they do have access to a phone during assigned times and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Louisiana, please click here.
How to Send Money
You can send money to an inmate at B.B. Rayburn Correctional Center in the following ways:
Walk-up Locations for MoneyGram
MoneyGram is located in Walmart and CVS Pharmacy locations. It is also available in other places that display the MoneyGram logo.
Family and friends provide the MoneyGram office with cash only, along with the offender’s information and MoneyGram will electronically submit the payment to the receiving company/destination for a fee.
Go online to www.JPay.com and send funds using only Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards. There are fees associated with the internet transactions.
Kiosks are located in all state correctional facility visiting areas. Family and friends can provide funds to the offenders by credit/debit card or cash. Cash deposited in Lobby Kiosks have a per transaction fee of $4.00 for deposits up to $500.00.
There is no charge for sending money orders via mail. JPay requires a JPay deposit slip to accompany the money order.
Money orders must be sent with a deposit form to the following address (not the institution):
P.O. Box 531370
Miami Shores, FL 33153
Download an English money order deposit form here.
Download a Spanish money order deposit form here.
Family and friends may call 1-800-574-5729 and transfer funds using only Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards. There are fees associated with telephone transactions.
Programs For Inmates
The Education Department recognizes that an offender’s education is related to the recidivism rate. Offenders demonstrating the desire, self-discipline, and motivation to achieve an improved level of education are offered the opportunity to do so. The Education Department’s goal is to provide each individual offender, including those with physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabilities, the opportunity to improve his academic and/or vocational skills before release. All programs are voluntary but, once registered, a student must attend.
- The Education Coordinator supervises all academic and vocational programs. Admittance to the education program is voluntary. Offenders are expected to show progress in their classes.
- Northshore Community College Extension programs are also administered by the Education Coordinator. While admittance to the programs is voluntary, the callouts are mandatory. Offenders attending mandatory callout programs will be dropped from the course after their second unexcused absence.
- Literacy (functional levels below 5.0 on the TABE)
- High School Equivalency Preparation (functional levels above 5.0 on the TABE)
- Adult Basic Education (remediation when having a diploma)
- Vocational Training Diploma Programs
- Job Life Skills
- Academic Remediation (for students who score low on the ASSET test and are unable to attend daytime ABE classes)
- Northshore Community College Extension
Approved Correspondence Courses
This program provides one-on-one student instruction. Students are enrolled part-time and are awarded certificates of achievement upon completion of the course. This program, under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, uses full-time staff instructors and full-time offender tutors. Offender tutors receive training from the staff certified trainer and certification from DPS&C.
- HSE (High School Equivalency) Preparation
Students who complete literacy continue part-time classes as they progress from a TABE level of 5.0 to 8.0, when they move to all day Pre-HSE Class.
The Pre-HSE class is available to offenders with an assessed TABE score of 8.0 – 10.5 on a D level test. The curriculum is designed to ready the student for the HSE program over a three month period. When the target score is reached, students are advanced to HSE.
The HSE class is available to offenders with an assessed TABE score level of 10.5 or above on a D-level TABE. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for the HSE exam in three months or less. Offenders who successfully complete the HSE program will receive a High School Equivalency Diploma.
- Adult Basic Education
The Adult Basic Education Program is available to offenders with a diploma whose TABE scores are too low to qualify for vocational training or college courses. After remediation in areas of weakness, students retake the TABE test. When they reach the appropriate level for the course in which they desire to enroll, they have completed ABE.
- Vocational Training Diploma Program
Northshore Technical College – Sullivan Campus
The Education Department, in cooperation with Northshore Technical College – Sullivan Campus (NTC), offers competency-based curricula supported by appropriate materials and classroom resources. Instructors are certified or approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and/or the Louisiana Department of Education and/or the Counsel on Occupational Education.
The vocational programs offered by NTC include: Welding, Automotive, and Building Technology.
Offenders who successfully complete a vocational course will receive a diploma for that skill. Where available, national certification tests will be offered allowing students to obtain certification that is recognized by a national body.
Two fast-track programs for offenders who do not have time to complete a diploma program are also available. Fast Track Welding and Fast Track Automotive give offenders entry level skills in those fields. These are one semester programs and the student earns a Technical Competency Certificate upon completion.
- Job/Life Skills
This is a six-month course designed to enhance offender employability upon release. Students acquire basic computer literacy and typing skills, formulate a resume, and learn job search skills.
- Northshore Community College Extension
The College program is available to high school and GED graduates who score at 10.5 or higher on an A level TABE. Offenders work toward an associate degree in general studies with a concentration in business, paralegal, or religion. To obtain the degree, students must complete 60 hours of credits. All classes are transferable to other Louisiana state institutions of higher learning. Upon release, students can continue their education at a community college or university.
Participation is by application, acceptance, and mandatory callout. Offenders who are absent more than two callouts will be removed from the program.
A paralegal certificate consisting of six paralegal classes and a remedial English class is offered through NTCC. Applicants must have a high school diploma or HSE and score an 11.0 or higher on a D level TABE. Although no degree is awarded, students will receive a certificate and will accumulate 18 hours in the field of paralegal. These classes are transferable to other institutions of higher learning. The paralegal program is required of all offender counsel substitutes.
Other Programs & Services
Offenders coming to RCC meet with a reentry transition specialist within the first month to begin or continue with rehabilitation programming. This initial assessment is done to determine where the offender is presently in the rehabilitation process. Whether their incarceration time is six months, six years, or more, they will be guided on a yearly basis through the use of an annual assessment to project their progress.
If the offender is identified as high risk and within five years of his earliest release date, he will meet with a committee to work a more thorough and comprehensive case plan. All plans culminate with a pre-release program (2 years of the offenders earliest release date) which covers 100 hours of orientation and classroom topic including but not limited to:
- Personal development
- Problem solving/decision making
- Anger management
- Values clarification
- Goal setting/achieving
- Victim awareness
- Employment skills
- Job placement assistance
- Money management
- Reentry support resources
- Counseling on individual community reentry concerns.
Additionally, the Reentry program at RCC has the responsibility and an obligation to the public and to the offender to work collaboratively with surrounding communities at establishing new supports, and enhancing existing programs for offenders while housed at RCC. This often includes introducing offenders to available support programs in the community to which they are returning (housing, employment, and self-help) for a successful transition back to society.
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