Dixon Correctional Institute

Dixon Correctional Institute is a state prison for male inmates that is located in Jackson, Louisiana. It is managed by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. This facility opened in 1976 and has a maximum capacity of 2,529 inmates.

It is the mission of Corrections Services and Dixon Correctional Institute to provide for custody, care, control, and treatment of adjudicated offenders through enforcement of laws and management of programs designed to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and offenders and reintegrate offenders into society.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Non-contact visiting is only on Fridays. Visitors will not be admitted to DCI after 3:00 p.m. Visitors will be admitted to DCI as soon as possible after arrival for visiting.

Visiting hours are on the first four weekends of each month. Visiting will not be conducted on the fifth weekend, except when allowable as a “special privilege” with the PRIDE Program.

Due to limited space, an inmate is allowed only four visitors, including children.

Visits are two hours in duration. Offenders may have two visits per month from each approved visitor. Children under the age of six months old will not be counted as one of the four visitors on the visiting list.

Visiting for offenders in the Extended Lockdown is as follows:

  • Level 1 offenders will be allowed two visitors per visit. Each visit will be thirty minutes in duration. No physical contact will be allowed.
  • Level 2 offenders will be allowed two visitors per visit. Each visit will be one hour in duration. No physical contact will be allowed.
  • Level 3 offenders will be allowed three visitors per visit. Each visit will be one hour in duration. No physical contact will be allowed.

General Visiting Rules

When a visitor arrives at the prison, they are to park in the front parking lot located in front of the Visiting Processing Center outside the prison gate. Anyone not visiting must leave the prison grounds. Loitering in the parking lot or on the grounds is not allowed.

Facilities are available for handicapped persons and, if needed, the prison will provide transportation from the Visiting Processing Center to the sally ports for visiting.

An approved visitor is required to bring picture identification each time they visit. This requirement must be met by anyone 15 years of age or older. If any approved visitor (one who is on an offender’s visiting list) cannot provide photo identification, the security shift supervisor or duty officer may approve entrance into the Visiting Room provided that some other means of positive identification is met.

All visitors are subject to a search. Introduction of contraband, drugs, alcohol, or weapons into the prison is a felony for which you will be prosecuted. Refusal to submit to search will result in denial of visit.

Any individual, including minors, entering any Department of Corrections prison is subject to searches of their property, automobile, and person. Searches include, but are not limited to: visual inspection of person or property, electronic searches of persons for narcotics, pat-down searches of your person, inspection of person or property by dogs trained to detect drugs, weapons and other contraband, strip searches of your body, and searches of your body cavities.

A visitor who is discovered introducing contraband into DCI will be subject to indefinite suspension of visiting privileges and be criminally charged. Offender visitors will not be allowed to bring weapons onto institution grounds including all parking lots. A visitor will not be permitted into the institution when the odor or effects of alcoholic beverages are present.

Dress Code

Visitors must be properly dressed. The following clothing is not permitted in the visiting room:

  • Cut-off pants
  • Halter tops, tank tops, and sleeveless shirts of any type
  • Low-cut articles of clothing exposing the upper torso
  • See-through clothing
  • Mini skirts
  • Blue chambray shirts
  • Blue jean overalls
  • Gray or white sweatshirts
  • Camouflage clothing
  • T-shirts. A T-shirt is defined as a shirt without a collar or buttons. There is an exception for visitors under the age of 15, but the T-shirts must not be revealing or contain logos which are sexual or racial.

Female visitors may wear culottes and skorts, however, they must be no shorter than one- inch above the knee. No form of seductive garment shall be allowed, and appropriate undergarments (bra and panties) must be worn. If a dress is “see-through” a slip must be worn.

Male and female visitors will be allowed to wear blue jeans and shorts. All shorts must be hemmed and must be no shorter than one-inch above the knee.

What can you bring to a visit?

Visitors are allowed to bring only the following items into the Visiting Room:

  • Vehicle keys
  • Picture identification
  • Cash money for vending machines or ticket machines
  • One credit/debit card for use in JPAY kiosk machine

Visitors wishing to place money in an offender’s account at the time of the visit can only do so through the JPAY kiosk machine located in the Visitor Processing Office.

Emergency medications such as nitroglycerin must be left with the Visiting Desk Officer during visiting. All other items must be locked in the visitor’s vehicle.

Physical Address

Dixon Correctional Institute
5568 LA-68
Jackson, LA 70748

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/wmTtKbQ9cmdugGeq7

General Phone Number

​(225) 634-1200

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Dixon Correctional Institute
PO Box 788
Jackson, LA 70748

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 Dixon Correctional Institute. Click here for more information or to place an order.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Dixon Correctional Institute, 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 Dixon Correctional Institute 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.

Lobby Kiosks

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. 

Money order

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

Educational Programming

DCI provides the opportunity for participation in educational and vocational classes. These include:

  • ABE/HSE (High School Equivalency)
  • Literacy
  • Collision Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Automotive Technology
  • Welding
  • SSD#1 (Special School District)
  • College courses (correspondence)

The vocational programs are provided through a cooperative effort with Louisiana Community and Technical College System/Baton Rouge Community College.

Other Programs & Services

Substance Abuse Program

The purpose of the Substance Abuse Program is to provide substance abuse education to those offenders identified with having a substance abuse history. In order to provide opportunities for involvement by all offenders, DCI uses a combination of classroom/group activities and self-help meetings.

Pre-Release Programming

It is the philosophy of the DCI Administration that discharge planning begins at admission and continues throughout the period of incarceration. There are a variety of opportunities available for self-improvement. Louisiana law mandates 100 hours of pre-release training prior to being released. 

Participation is mandatory by law for all offenders released from prison. In addition to completing the 100 hours of training, a reentry team also works closely with each offender to ensure they have two forms of identification prior to their scheduled release date. The reentry team also works with local employers to place offenders in jobs and temporary housing situations.

Reentry Programming

Reentry programming enhances preparation for an offender’s release and begins when they enter the state correctional system. The offenders are encouraged to learn marketable skills, develop new behaviors, address deficiencies, act responsibly and plan for a positive future. Incarcerated offenders will receive intensified preparation in the eighteen to twenty-four months before their release.

Youthful Offender Program

This program is designed to provide an environment where youthful offenders can develop self-esteem, self-discipline and positive attitudes along with the cognitive skills necessary to re-enter society and be successful. The program provides tailored case management plans to meet the specific needs of each youthful offender as well as to create or repair family relationships. Youthful offenders must be 19 years of age or younger to participate in the program. Eligible offenders must also have five years or less to their earliest release date. Youthful offenders 16 years of age or younger will participate in the program regardless of sentence length. The program is based on voluntary enrollment and will last for a minimum of 12 months.

Faith and Character Based Program (FCBD)

The FCBD Program is offered to offenders at Dixon Correctional Institute to facilitate institutional adjustment, rehabilitation, reintegration into the community, and reduction of recidivism, and also offers a full range of religious accommodations. Participation is voluntary and the opportunity to participate is available to all eligible offenders. Additionally, in cooperation with other reentry programs, the FCBD is an essential component in preparing the offender for release.

Religious and Volunteer Programs

The following faith groups have services and faith group studies: Protestants, Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims, Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, and WICCA. Chaplains, chaplains assistants and volunteers of the appropriate faith group conduct services and faith group studies. Chaplains assistants and volunteers teach discipleship groups and intensive biblical studies.

Mental Health

Services provided by the Mental Health Department include crisis intervention, individual counseling, sex offender therapy, anger management, special topics groups, character counts, case management for youthful offenders, aftercare referrals to appropriate agencies, and assisting offenders with housing after release.

Recreational Activities

Recreational activities are structured to accommodate offenders of all ages and physical condition. We offer a variety of outdoor as well as indoor recreational activities. These activities include basketball, football, softball, volleyball, weight lifting, boxing, pool, and various board games.

Agricultural Programs

DCI serves as the center for replacement heifers for all DPS&C facilities, as well as the center for receiving new breeding bulls.

Industrial Operations

DCI’s industrial operations consist of Prison Enterprises’ operations which include the Wakefield Meat Processing Distribution Plant and Warehouse, the janitorial service program which provides services for state buildings in Baton Rouge, Prison Enterprises’ embroidery operation, and an office seating assembly plant.

Community Service

Offender work crews are assigned for general maintenance service to the City of Zachary and East Baton Rouge Parish. In addition, offender crews assist during emergency situations or natural disasters.

Offender work crews provide labor to local schools and state agencies. DCI supplies offender crews to pick up litter on state and interstate highways in south Louisiana.

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Careers at Dixon Correctional Institute

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