Eric Authement, Jr.

Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison Commander


Authement started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1989 under Sheriff Wayne McElveen as a patrol officer. In 1997, he moved to the Ward 3 Marshal's Office under then-Marshal Tony Mancuso and became a supervisor of the city jail and the warrants division, and served as a member of the Calcasieu Parish Violent Crimes Task Force. From July - November 2004, Authement served as interim Ward 3-City Marshal when Mancuso was elected sheriff. He moved back to the Sheriff's Office to become Commander of Law Enforcement Centers and Misdemeanor Investigations in December 2004.


Authement also served in the U. S. Navy during the Viet Nam era. During his law enforcement career, Authement graduated from the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy and served as president of the graduating class. He has attended several law enforcement training courses with an emphasis on supervision and leadership. He also belongs to several local civic organizations.


Scot Nugent

Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison Warden | Email | (337) 491-1300


Scot Nugent has worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office over 20 years, spending his whole career in Corrections. 

 

Nugent is a post certified instructor for the Corrections Academy.  He holds a degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University.  Nugent was promoted to Warden in October 2015. 


Daniel Burkhalter, Jr.

Calcasieu Sheriff's Correctional Center Commander 


Burkhalter worked at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's as a burglary and theft detective. He has worked at CPSO since 1991 with 10 years of corrections experience.


He is a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Academy with numerous hours of post certification training. Burkhalter holds a degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University.


Jeffrey Miller

Calcasieu Sheriff's Correctional Center Warden  |  Email | (337) 491-3763


Jeff Miller  joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1995, as a correctional officer.

 

Miller has spent his entire career in corrections.  In 2001, Miller was promoted to Shift Supervisor and in 2004 he was promoted to Assistant Warden.  Miller is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 252).  Miller was promoted to Warden over the Correctional Center in October 2015.


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Corrections Division


The Corrections Division of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is composed of two facilities: The Calcasieu Correctional Center and Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison of which the Women's Correctional Services building is an annex.

 

These detention facilities were constructed to provide detention, operations, and related services necessary for the protection of society. They provide incarceration as an appropriate deterrent to the commission of crime, are a method of guidance and treatment for incarcerated offenders, and assists the judicial system with evaluation tools and information for use when sentencing offenders.

 

The corrections division offers a variety of services to the community, the Criminal Justice System, and offenders. The services provided directly to the community focus on education/information and reparative support. The services provided to the Criminal Justice System are primarily logistical including the housing and supervision of offenders, sentencing options/reports, and intelligence information.

The most obvious services we provide offenders are risk management programs; these programs are targeted at criminogenic needs and are designed to reduce the likelihood of re-offending.

 


Health Services Unit

This office is responsible for management of offender health care delivery systems and administration, as well as, providing leadership as the department begins more intensive health care planning and cost-containment efforts. The Health Services Administrator oversees clinical supervision for medical and dental care, mental health services, and chemical dependency.

 

Prison Ministry

This department is responsible for ensuring that incarcerated offenders have reasonable opportunities to pursue lawful individual religious beliefs and practices of the religion or faith of their choice. Religious programming is provided consistent with security practices and principles, rehabilitative goals, health and safety, allocation of limited resources, responsibilities, and needs of the correctional facilities. The department also provides counseling and direction to employees of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and to offenders incarcerated within the correctional facilities.


Records Department

This department is responsible for providing division-wide direction, planning, and coordination of all activities related to offender information management and sentence administration including interpreting and administering sentences, calculation of parish release and expiration dates, and maintaining information on all active cases for offenders incarcerated within the correctional facilities. This department also serves as the liaison between the division and the courts, attorneys, correction agencies, attorneys, law enforcement, and other agencies with regard to admission, release, and sentence administration.


Human Resources Department

This department provides consultation and direction concerning interpretation of personnel policies, grievance disputes, current staffing patterns, workforce planning, worker compensation, and labor relations. It provides support to supervisors in recruitment, vacancy filling, and determinations of job classification. In addition, it documents the department's employment actions.


Women's Correctional Services

Because female offenders represent a growing percentage of the correctional population it became necessary to formulate a gender responsive program similar to that of their male counterparts.

Offender Education 

This department is responsible for providing quality educational services responsive to the academic, vocational, and social needs of the offender population so as to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities to function as meaningful participants in the community.

 

Work Release

The work release program provides a structured transition period for offenders returning to the community with the intent of better preparing them for a successful, crime-free life. Selection criteria include current and prior criminal behavior, institutional adjustment, and alcohol and chemical dependency history. The program contracts with public and private agencies for residential work release services. Programs provide structured living and close supervision and surveillance.


Safety Department

This department is responsible for the management, development, and consistent implementation of safety and health initiatives that improve operational effectiveness and reduce costs for the division. This department directs the safety activities of the division through education, compliance, and injury reduction programs to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees, offenders, and visitors. The department serves as liaison with state regulatory agencies and advises department managers on policy matters, cost-saving measures, and system improvements related to safety and health.


Prison Transportation

The transportation department is responsible for providing the necessary level of security, supervision, and control for offenders who are escorted outside the institution and into the community. Prisoner transport includes escorts to and from hospitals, medical appointments, court appearances, forensic hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities. The transportation department is equipped to accommodate handicapped offenders and has the capability of transporting as many as 85 prisoners at any one time. The transportation department consists of 6 fifteen-passenger vans, 7 seven-passenger vans and 1 two-passenger escort units. All transportation vehicles are professionally marked, regularly serviced and designed for officer, public and prisoner safety.


Address & Directions


MAILING ADDRESS 

P.O. Box 2017

Lake Charles, LA 70602

CALCASIEU CORRECTIONAL CENTER 

5410 East Broad Street

Lake Charles, LA 70615

CALCASIEU SHERIFF'S PRISON

5300 East Broad Street

Lake Charles, LA 70615


Visitation Schedule


Visitation is a privilege given to an inmate as first come/first serve based on the visitation schedule.  Conflicts or classification issues between inmates may also prohibit two specific inmates from receiving visits at a same time.  Please use the schedule to help identify and discuss convenient times for the inmate to request.


Regular Visitation | Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison


  Monday Tuesday   Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 9:00 AM
      
1:30 PM      
2:30 PM        
7:00 PM    
8:00 PM    
9:00 PM  
 
 
     


Regular Visitation | Calcasieu Correctional Center

  Monday Tuesday   Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 9:00 AM



      
1:30 PM      
2:30 PM        
7:00 PM    
8:00 PM    
9:00 PM



 

 

Trusty Visitation | Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison & Correctional Center


  Monday Tuesday   Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 9:00 AM



 
 
11:30 AM



   
1:00 PM  

   
2:15 PM






3:30 PM





Frequently Asked Questions


 

Do offenders have to work while their in Jail?

Although it is encourged for those offenders that meet the criteria to work, the program is voluntary.

 

What is minimum, medium, and maximum security? 

The Corrections Division uses an objective classification system to assess the amount of risk posed by an offender. This assessment includes criminal and institutional violence history, program needs, and supervision requirements. These levels dictate the degree to which an inmate's movements are restricted. Minimum indicates the lowest risk and the least restriction on movement. Medium is a step up in risk and restriction. Maximum is the highest risk classification and the greatest restriction.

 

What do offenders eat?

A balanced diet consisting of three full meals a day is offered to all offenders housed in the correctional facilities.  A licensed dietician is consulted through our contracted food services company to ensure a properly balanced diet is maintained.

 

Who provides medical care to the offender population? 

The Health Services Department is responsible for the management of offender health care delivery systems and administration, as well as, providing leadership as the department begins more intensive health care planning and cost-containment efforts. The Health Services Administrator oversees clinical supervision for medical and dental care, mental health services, and chemical dependency.

 

Can I bring items to a family member or friend in jail?

Ordinarily no but exceptions may be considered depending on the situation (i.e. specialized medication or equipment.) All requests may be submitted to the facility Warden.

 

How do I leave money on an offenders account?

The lobbies of the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Calcasieu Sheriff’s Prison, and corrections section of the South Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center have had kiosks placed for use by the public. These lobby kiosks will accept credit/debit cards or cash when family and friends wish to deposit funds into their loved one’s inmate account. Simply touch the screen and follow the directions. Pay attention to the fee schedule.  If you use a credit/debit card, your bank may charge an additional fee which we have not control.  The deposit records onto the inmate’s account immediately.

 

There are two other ways funds can be deposited into an inmate’s account:

 

A) Using a credit/debit card, deposits can be done via the internet by going to https://www.accesscorrections.com or by calling a toll free number, 866.345.1884.  These deposit are also immediate.  The fees are based on how much is deposited.  Again, your bank may charge you an additional fee of which we have no control.

 

B) A slower method, but, more economical, a money order deposit form is available here that can be printed  and mailed with the money order to Access Corrections.  The money order cannot exceed $300.00 including the $3.00 fee.  Follow the directions carefully on the form.

 

How much are the collect calls?

Surcharge of $3.95, Additional Minutes .89

 

How long does it take to get a bond get set?

A bond is normally affixed to a charge within forty-eight hours from the time of arrest.

 

What is 72-hour court?

72-hour court or Right to Counsel Hearing is held primarily to determine whether or not an offender can afford counsel to represent them in court proceedings. If an offender cannot afford counsel then counsel will be appointed by the District Judge presiding over the hearing.


Treatment Programs


Academic Education Program

This department is responsible for providing quality educational services responsive to the academic, vocational and social needs of the offender population so as to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities to function as meaningful participants in the community.

 

Transitional Work Program

The transitional work program provides a structured transition period for offenders returning to the community with the intent of better preparing them for a successful, crime-free life. Selection criteria includes current and prior criminal behavior, institutional adjustment, and alcohol and chemical dependency history. The program contracts with public and private agencies for residential work release services.

 

Programs provide structured living and close supervision and surveillance.

 

A.C.T.S Program

A)lcohol C)hemical T)reatment S)eries is a curriculum based twelve week drug education program for individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse. A.C.T.S creates a realistic support environment to prepare individuals and families for the interpersonal relationship challenges associated with recovery from substance abuse. It offers a holistic approach to recovery that deals with the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the healing that must take place within the family and community.

 

Adult Literacy Program

The Literacy Council of SWLA Lifelong Learning Center provides the following adult educational programs: Basic Education, English for non-native speakers, Computer Basics, Workplace Skills, Financial Basics, and preparatory GED.


Welding Program

To enhance the employability of inmates, the Programs Department has developed the Welding Program that offers accredited certification to inmates that successfully complete the course to assist them in obtaining meaningful jobs upon their release.


Pre-Release Program

This program establishes a standardized release preparation program for all sentenced inmates reintegrating into the community; the purpose is to prepare each inmate to re-enter the community successfully and particularly, the work force.


Life Skills Education Program

The goal and design of the Life Skills Education Program is to increase self-sufficiency among inmates, and to bridge gaps among existing community services through strong in-house curriculum. This program addresses the diverse needs of the inmate population by combining substance abuse treatment with a variety of support curriculum, including: vocational/job/career training, education, counseling, family planning/parenting, financial management, and community and independent living skills 

Prison Ministry

This department is responsible for ensuring that incarcerated offenders have reasonable opportunities to pursue lawful individual religious beliefs and practices of the religion or faith of their choice. Religious programming is provided consistent with security practices and principles, rehabilitative goals, health and safety, allocation of limited resources, responsibilities, and needs of the correctional facilities.

 

Alpha Program

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore their faith in a relaxed, non-threatening setting over ten thorough provoking weekly sessions.

 

Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous

AA and NA is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recovery from abusing narcotics or suffering from alcoholism.

 

Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council

This program is tailored to provide educational information, for purposes of prevention, about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which can lead to a diagnosis of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It offers education presentations and in-services, provides risk-reduction counseling, dispenses education materials, and maintains a lending library.

 

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Program

The Suicide Prevention and Intervention Program was established to ensure that offender's who display suicidal behavior or tendencies receive proper care, treatment and supervision. Suicide screening will begin with the arresting officer/agency and continue through the booking process, intake screening, and follow the offender into general population. Health Service staff will be involved in the assessment procedure and provide continuity of care to offender's that are assessed as "high risk" for suicide attempts or suicidal behavior.

 

Anger Management Program

The Anger Management program is for individuals who want to learn how to effectively manage their anger; class focus is on identifying the causes of anger, learning to avoid anger triggers, learning how to ask for and get what you want without resorting to anger, and developing less destructive ways of dealing with anger.


Maintenance Department


The engineers and maintenance technicians repair Sheriff's Office properties such as the correctional facilities, law enforcement centers and administrative buildings. They also schedule preventive maintenance to its equipment such as A/C and heating, plumbing, and electrical equipment.


Supervised inmate trusties provide most of the labor creating a tremedous cost savings for the Sheriff's Office and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.


Court Records & Bonds


The office of Court Records & Bonds is responsible for processing all criminal bonds taken in Calcasieu Parish and for notifying all defendants and bondsmen of court dates set by the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office. They are the keeper of all warrants served on defendants, maintains all paper work that is prepared on the defendant, and attends court proceedings and records dispositions.


Inmate Funds


The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has provided several way to deposit fund into an inmate's account.

 

ON SITE

The lobbies of the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison, and corrections section of the South Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center have had kiosks placed for use by the public. These lobby kiosks will accept credit cards or cash when family and friends wish to deposit funds into their loved one's inmate account. Simply touch the screen and follow the directions. The deposit records onto the inmate’s account immediately. Assistance will be available for the kiosks, if needed.

 

ONLINE

Using a credit/debit card, deposits can be done via the internet by going to accesscorrections.com. This deposit is also immediate.

 

PHONE

Using a credit/debit card, deposits can be done by toll free phone calls to 866.345.1884.

 


Fleet operations


  • Responsible for developing and implementing strategies to maintain and improve the CPSO Units.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining parts and supplies related to Fleet Operations.
  • Responsible for mechanical and maintenance work on CPSO vehicles.