Size & Staff

The St. Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center opened for operation on June 15, 2001. The facility has the capacity to house 600 inmates and averages 550 inmates. The Corrections Division is staffed with 150 deputies, clerical, and medical personnel.

Video Arraignment & Video Visitation

The video arraignment and video visitation features of the facility reduce the need to transport inmates and reduce the introduction of contraband into the facility.


By housing more inmates, we have seen a reduction in crime throughout the parish. We are using basic techniques at a minimal cost to the Sheriff’s Office and tax payers to stop the cycle of crime.