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Attorney Contact Visitation Suspended

Due to the spread of COVID-19 into New Orleans, all face-to-face contact visitation which ordinarily occurs on the 2nd floor of OJC is suspended until further notice. Attorneys can still conduct visits on the first floor of OJC and by utilizing the Video Visitation Center.

Confidential telephone calls between attorneys and their clients are available as indicated on the Attorney Visitation page of www.opso.us.

Visitors are urged to utilize the hand sanitizer stations before and after visits, and to ask your clients to do the same.

Attorney Visitation

Attorney Visitation at OPSO

General Rules

  • Attorney/inmate consultations are allowed seven days per week ONLY during the hours listed below.
  • Attorneys should notify the facility at least 1 hour in advance of arrival time, to assist the facility to provide better service.
  • If an attorney does not contact the facility at least one hour prior to the scheduled consultation time, wait times may be longer.
  • An attorney may request to meet with no more than 3 inmates per visit.
  • Attorneys are permitted to meet with an inmate for an unlimited duration during visitation hours.
  • An attorney must present his/her photo identification and a valid Louisiana Bar Association card to gain admittance for an attorney visit.
  • Visitors are not allowed during attorney/inmate consultations.
  • Contact consultations between attorneys and inmates will be permitted, upon the request of an attorney, at all facilities.
  • Attorneys requesting contact visits with inmates housed at facilities where accommodations for contact visits do not exist must provide at least 4 hours of advance notice to the facility Watch Commander, to permit the inmate to be transported to a facility which can accommodate contact visits. A contact visit is defined as a meeting between an attorney and an inmate in the same room unobstructed by partitions, bars, or other barriers. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office may provide non-contact visit areas to avoid undue burden on the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office or excessive wait times by other attorneys. Contact visits will be permitted if an attorney states that a contact visit is necessary. An appropriate wand search of attorneys before any contact visit may be conducted.
  • No cell phones, cameras, recorders, computers or electronic devices are allowed in the jail visitation area without the express approval of the facility Warden or the Sheriff.
  • All of the general rules for visitors also apply to attorney/client consultations.
  • For access to individual facilities, please refer to the following:

ATTORNEY CLIENT VISITING HOURS:

Orleans Justice Center (OJC)

Attorney – Client visitation is available 24 hours per day in OJC.

Please note that while visitation will still be available, wait times will be increased between the hours of 6:30-7:30 (a.m. and p.m.) due to staff changing shifts. Please be patient.

Contact:
Communications - 504-202-9339

OPSO Main Communications:

The main communications number is being made available as a secondary contact when building specific contacts are not available.

Contact: 504-202-9339

Privileged Attorney-Client Telephonic Communications

The OPSO allows attorneys admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana to enroll in a program which allows inmate telephone calls made to a designated landline to be non-monitored and non-recorded. In order to enroll in this program, an attorney must submit a scanned copy of his or her Louisiana State Bar Association Card and a notarized Affidavit, which can be downloaded here, to the office of the general counsel, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (See Atty Affidavit Phone.pdf attached). This program is only for use by attorneys, and may not be utilized by paralegals, investigators, or any other individual. Mobile devices are not eligible for use in the program.

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Atty Affidavit Phone

OPSO Facilities

Orleans Justice Center (OJC)
2800 Perdido St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-202-9339
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Temporary Detention Center (TDC)
3200 Perdido St
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Medical Inmate Advocate

If you have a medical question about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate at 504-202-9451.

The Medical Inmate Advocate is an experienced OPSO nurse who will investigate your concern and call you back. If you wish to provide medical information about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate. Medical confidentiality is maintained, but your concerns will be addressed.

504-202-9451

Report Abuse & Sexual Assaults

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All family, friends, and attorneys should report immediately any information about inmate-against-inmate sexual abuse, sexual harassment or staff-against-inmate sexual relationships, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  Help the OPSO promote sexual safety and report these incidents confidentially to our sexual abuse hotline:


1-844-201-4312 or (504) 717-2279


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