Beauregard Parish Jail
201 West first Street
DeRidder, LA 70634
No longer in use, the Beauregard Parish Jail has witnessed several trials during its glory days including the trial of two murderers resulting in their hanging. It was after this incident that the jail earned its alternate name, “The Hanging Jail.” A grand structure that illustrates the Gothic architectural style, the jail was well-known for the comfortable standard of living it gave its prisoners - a toilet, shower, lavatory and window are present in each cell. The jail which could hold around 50 prisoners also has an underground tunnel which leads to the Beauregard Parish Courthouse
, to allow easy transportation of prisoners. The jail made it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.