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03-22-2006, 07:18 PM
C. PAUL PHELPS CORRECTIONAL CENTER (PCC)

P. O. Box 1056
DeQuincy, LA 70633

(318) 786-7963


Warden: Jim Rogers

Opened: 1958


PCC houses Medium and Minimum custody inmates.



Education:

Literacy, Special Education, Adult Basic Education and GED
preparation.
Vocational Training in Welding, Automotive Technology, Collision
Repair, and Industrial Sewing.


Program notes:

PCC is the second oldest prison facility in the state.

Local law enforcement frequently calls on the PCC chase team to help locate
lost persons and fugitives. Tact team members assist local agencies with
executing warrants on drug offenders, shakedowns of jails and schools, and
crowd control at various public events.

PCC has thirteen inmate work crews. A number are assigned to nearby
towns: DeQuincy, DeRidder, Vinton, and Rosepine. Three Project Clean-Up
crews and two other crews work at the visitor rest areas along the western
stretch of Interstate 10.

PCC takes pride in the fact that DeQuincy recently won a Cleanest City
Award. A community project crew from the institution and the DeQuincy
work crew helped get everything in order for the contest inspection.

Inmate involvement in the community is encouraged. Selected inmates are
allowed to speak to community and college groups concerning drugs and
alcohol use and assist annually with the Railroad Days Festival in DeQuincy
and other special community projects.

The PCC Jaycees are Partners in Education with Singer High School. The
group participates in “Adopt a Highway” between the school and the prison,
and since 1998 has donated a $100 scholarship for a graduating senior. The
Jaycees also collect toys for inmates’ children who visit during the Christmas
holidays and collect canned goods for area programs. The American RedCross in Lake Charles has called on the club for assistance during
emergencies.

Almost 400 people serve as volunteers at PCC. Many are involved in the
religious services available to inmates each evening.

PCC is one of two pilot locations for the Vital Issues Project (VIP). The
program provides staff training and classroom materials for a cognitive-based
program that seeks to teach inmates that they can have a higher quality of
life without antisocial activities. Participants begin to recognize their own
potential and see the role of motivation and hard work in creating positive
results for themselves. The program operates as a peer group. It is available
to new arrivals and inmates within twelve months of discharge.

An Honor Cottage, located in one of the original dormitories of the prison,
houses inmates who earn special privileges and individual rooms by good
conduct and good work records.

Institutional property is used to grow garden crops and provide pasture for
cattle.


Source: http://www.corrections.state.la.us/ Inmate Handbook