The Ouachita Parish Correctional Center has been in operation since 1963. The center has the capability to house more than 915 inmates. It is a coeducational facility. The Ouachita Parish Correctional Center has booking, medical and transportation divisions. Its administrative division is responsible for the overall management of the facility. The center s operations division offers inmate commissary, purchasing, food service, compound maintenance, farm operations and grounds care services, as well as maintains inmate record and funds. The Ouachita Parish Correctional Center also provides dental and mental health care services for offenders. Its security division handles matters related to personnel training, inmate movement and housing services. In addition, the center is a part of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff s Office.