Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia, LA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: May 9, 2020

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318-649-2385
132 Hwy 850, Columbia, LA, 71282
Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia

The Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia is located in Columbia, Louisiana.

The Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia holds 2 different kinds of inmates, ones that are sentenced and ones that are waiting to be sentenced. The law enforcement agencies in and around the county that work closely with this facility are Immigration, Department of Corrections, Caldwell Parish County Sheriff’s Office, and the US Marshals. 

Most of the inmates in the Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia reside in Caldwell Parish County. This facility normally holds inmates that have no more than a 2-year sentence. 

How to Find Someone in Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia

The Caldwell Parish County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Caldwell Parish County Sheriff's Department does

The Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia has its roster with their current arrests open to the general public by the Otter County Sheriff's Department. This database can be found on the Caldwell Parish County Sheriff’s Department official website.

This database can be searched by the inmate’s name. You will see the following below when doing a successful inmate search:

  • Mugshots
  • Charges
  • Inmate's Full Name

You can contact the Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia at 318-649-2385 if you would like more information about an inmate.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia inmates are allowed to get written letters from their family and friends in the mail. For safety reasons all letters get examined by the jail employees when they arrive. The letters will get passed out to the inmates after the jail employees check the letters.

There are a number of items you are not allowed to send when sending things along with your letters to the jail. Below is a list of items that are not allowed to be sent:

•    Gang Related Items
•    Glitter
•    Confetti
•    Ribbons
•    String
•    Plastic
•    Perfume
•    Polaroids
•    Music Cards
•    Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
•    Writing Paper
•    Envelopes
•    Pencils
•    Pens
•    Stamps
•    Metal
•    No photographs larger than 5x7”

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia are allowed to get books, newspaper and magazines. The books, newspaper and magazines will need to be delivered straight from the bookstore or publisher to the jail. All books that are sent will need to be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. If a used or hardcover book is sent it will be sent back to the sender.   

The Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia address for the inmates is listed below: 

Inmate's Full Name
132 Hwy 850, Columbia, LA, 71282

Sending Money

In order for inmates to make purchases, they will need funds in their account. Cashier’s check or money order can be sent directly to the Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia if you would like to fund an inmate's account. Make sure you make the money order or Cashier's Check payable to the inmate. 

Money orders or cashier’s checks can be dropped off at the jail or you can send them to the jail at the address listed below: 

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia
132 Hwy 850, Columbia, LA, 71282

Make sure to write a return address on the envelope if you are going to send the money order or Cashier's check in the mail. Allow a few days for the money order to be deposited into the inmate's account.    

Phone calls

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia inmates are not allowed to get phone calls from their family or friends. During phone time, inmates are allowed to call their family and friends. Inmates are allowed 15-minute calls. The call will be terminated when the 15 minutes is over. 

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are forbidden for the inmates to use. The call will be disconnected if an inmate is caught using any of these features. Disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate as well.  

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia inmates are allowed to make collect calls only. Inmates are only able to call those who have a landline phone. Inmates will not be able to call those with cell phones. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges that are associated with the collect call. The Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia isn't accountable for any and all charges from the collect calls.

Email

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia inmates do not have the internet available to them. Inmates do not have any electronic messaging systems available to them that they can use to communicate with family and friends. A written letter will need to be sent to the address above at the Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia if you would like to stay in touch with an inmate.    

Visiting Rules

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they will need to go with their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to go in the visitation area you will need to show either your driver’s license, state identification card, or your United States Passport.

Personal belongings are not allowed in the visitation area so make sure you leave all of your personal belongings in your vehicle.

Caldwell Parish Sheriffs Office / Caldwell Parish Jail

Address: 201 Main Street, Columbia, Louisiana, 71418
Phone: 318-649-2345

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia
132 Hwy 850, Columbia, LA, 71282

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia Information

Jail Name Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia
Jail Type County Jail
Location 132 Hwy 850, Columbia, LA, 71282
Phone 318-649-2385
City Columbia
Postal Code 71282
State Louisiana
County Caldwell Parish County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

Swanson Center for Youth at Columbia inmates are allowed to have visitations during the above times. Inmates are allowed 30 minutes of visits.

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