August 21, 2014

Winn Correctional Center


180 CCA Blvd.
Atlanta, LA 71483

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Warden: Tim Keith

Mission and Goal

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The staff of Winn Correctional Center, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, provides and maintains the highest level of public safety, staff safety and offender safety, ensuring a healthy, secure and productive environment with the opportunity for offender rehabilitation.

Winn Correctional Center is a state-owned facility that is privately managed by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).

Driving Directions

Winn Correctional Center is located on Highway 560 (Gums Springs Road), North of Atlanta, off Highway 84 West between Clarence and Winnfield. Greyhound Bus Lines provides transportation through the cities of Winnfield and Natchitoches.

From Shreveport: Take I-49 South to the Natchitoches/Many exit, which is exit 138. Turn left on Hwy. 6 north for 3.5 miles. Turn left to stay on Hwy. 6 for another 2 miles. Turn right to stay on Hwy. 6 for an additional 7.3 miles. Keep straight onto U.S. 84 (Natchitoches Road) for approximately 23.5 miles. Turn right onto Lenox Avenue; turn right onto Portland Avenue (road name will change to Martin Luther King Drive); turn right onto Hodges Street (road names changes to West Avenue); turn right onto Patton Street; turn left onto Nimitz Street and arrive at Gum Springs Road and Highway 560.

From Monroe: Take I-20 West to exit 108 and turn left onto Hwy. 546 for 9 miles. Take a right onto Hwy. 34 for approximately 39 miles. Turn right onto U.S. 84 for 2 miles and continue right on U.S. 84/U.S. 167 for another mile. Turn left onto Hwy. 34/South Jones Street for .5 miles. Turn right onto Moss Street; turn right onto S. Patch; turn right on Patton Street and then an immediate right turn onto Nimitz Street to arrive at Gum Springs Road and Highway 560.

Visiting Hours and Times:

  • General Population:
    • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
    • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Length of Visitation
      • 2 hours maximum
      • 3 hours (Honor Dorm)
      • 4 hours (Trustee Status)
  • Lockdown – Administrative Segregation:
    • Level 1 on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Level 2 on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Level 3 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Educational Programs

A full academic and vocational curriculum began at Winn Correctional Center in April 1990. The facility provides educational services ranging from literacy training to technical occupational preparation. All inmates are encouraged to address their education needs while incarcerated. The staff’s philosophy is one that encourages individuals to become productive, active members of society after their release. All education programs are open to inmates who meet the entry requirements of the program. Literacy classes are designed for inmates functioning at the fourth grade and below level. Adult Basic Education classes are designed to help students functioning between fourth and sixth grade levels. Developmental studies/GED preparations are designed to help students functioning above the sixth grade level, but who have not earned a GED or high school diploma. The vocational classes offered are Computerized Office Practice, Culinary Arts/Food Service, Data Entry, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Horticulture, Graphic Arts, and Automotive Body & Maintenance Repair, with the recent addition of Welding Class. Correspondence Courses are offered to those with the entry requirements and desire to further their education. The education staff monitors the testing of inmates/residents in all areas.

The Prison Enterprise Garment Factory teaches inmates a skill while supplying the Department of Corrections with inmate clothing and linens. All state facilities are encouraged to purchase these items from Prison Enterprises, which is responsible for the compensation of inmate incentive wages.

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