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Prospective employees: Contact the Human Resources Department at
225-655-2055 or 225-655-2994 to schedule an appointment.

Immediate Opening: Physician

Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has an immediate opening for a Physician. The R.E. Barrow, Jr Treatment Center is located on site. Must have a unrestricted Louisiana License. Competitive salary; retirement benefits; health, life, and dental insurance available; paid vacation/sick leave. To apply call (225)655-2710 or email   equal opportunity employer

General Job Information

The job of a Corrections Cadet is to provide
custody of inmates to prevent escape or injury and to supervise without weapons
daily activities, such as work details, recreation and visiting.  New
officers are routinely assigned shift work, nights, weekends or holidays. 
Working conditions vary from a twelve-hour shift in a tower, housing dormitory,
or kitchen to outdoors supervising a group of inmates.  An SF10 application form can be obtained from the Department of Civil Service or you may apply online at

Qualifications For A Corrections Cadet


18 years of age


Able to obtain a valid driver's license
within the first 6 months of employment


No Felony Convictions


No misdemeanor convictions of domestic


U.S. citizen or meet standards of U.S.
Naturalization and Immigration Service for employment


Must PASS written examination, drug test, and physical


  1. 4% merit increase
    each year

  2. Employer contributes 60% of cost of pension

  3. Employer pays approximately
    half the cost of
    the group health insurance premiums

  4. Employer pays 50% of group life insurance

  5. Paid military leave up to 15 days per year

  6. Vacation pay starts at 12 days for the first
    year and increases to 21 days per year after 10 years

  7. Sick Leave starts at 12 days per year

  8. 8-12 paid holidays per year

  9. 25 year retirement at
    any age

  10. 12-hour shifts with every other week-end off

  11. Credit Union available with free checking


Uniforms & equipment furnished


Free overnight accommodations for commuters


Free meal per shift


Promotional opportunities are available


· Medical Services

· Fire Department


David C. Knapps Correctional Officer Training Academy

K-9 Training

Located on the grounds of Louisiana State Penitentiary
at Angola, the Department of Corrections Training Academy was established
in 1979.  On December 19, 2000, the Training Academy was dedicated in
memory of Captain David C. Knapps, who was killed in the line of duty on
December 28, 1999.

Training and staff development play an
important role in Corrections as they affect every aspect of our
operations.  The Training Academy at Angola is committed to excellence
through an organizational structure, academic environment and resources
specifically designed and focused to provide the best possible training
program.  In January 2002 the David C. Knapps Correctional Officer Training
Academy achieved accreditation through the American Correctional Association and
is now one of only eight accredited correctional officer training academies in
the nation.

The Training Academy provides Basic Cadet Training for all new
Correctional Officers within the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and
Corrections.  In addition to Basic Cadet Training, the Training
Academy provides In-Service, Security Orientation, and Non-Security
Orientation training for Louisiana State Penitentiary employees, and
provides other specialized training to various law enforcement agencies.

Each year the Training Academy provides training for approximately 3,500
employees for the Department of Public Safety and

The Training Academy works in conjunction with various other agencies to
maintain a high level of training methods and materials to provide cutting
edge information to all employees.