About Cornerstone Buses


Cornerstone Builders’ Bus Project provides a free monthly bus service for New Orleanians who have loved ones in five Louisiana detention facilities:

  • Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola)
  • Dixon Correctional Institute
  • Avoyelles Correctional Center
  • Rayburn Correctional Center

At least once a month, the Bus Project rents a 55 passenger bus and makes the trek to different facilities from New Orleans, at an average cost of $1,200 per trip. Bus service has since been expanded to Shreveport, at an average cost of $2,000 per trip. There are two important objectives for the bus trips:

  1. to provide free trips for those who cannot afford it, especially families with small children
  2. to provide passengers with a stress-free and comfortable trip by hiring coach buses equipped with restrooms.

The rides often take more than two hours one way. The travel itself should be as stress-free and comfortable as possible for the family members.

To contact Cornerstone Builders about reserving a ride, please call 504.324.4432 during business hours. Click here for the 2017 Cornerstone Bus Schedule [.docx]

The next Shreveport bus is scheduled for November 4th, 2017. Please contact Lee Jeter at 318-865-1237 for more info.

Read more about Cornerstone in the WWNO article Cornerstone Bus Project Keeps Families Connected To Angola Inmates by Nina Feldman, Oct 2013

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