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ADOC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) issues COVID-19 reports every Tuesday that detail new information recorded over the previous week (previous Monday – Friday). The Department’s website dashboard is updated with this information shortly after our weekly COVID-19 report is issued.

The following information is up to date as of October 22, 2021:

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eleven (11) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility – (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – six (6) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

A total of two thousand ninety-six (2,096) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population throughout the course of the pandemic, seventeen (17) of which currently are active.

Inmate Deaths

Derrick Prince, a 45-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for drug trafficking out of Lee County at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, passed away on October 16, 2021. Prince tested positive for COVID-19 on September 14, 2021, and was transferred to a local area hospital for additional care upon his condition worsening. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all inmates who wish to get vaccinated. The Department has confirmed that twenty-four (24) additional inmates have been vaccinated:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama)– two (2) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility – twenty (20) inmates

A total of eleven thousand eight hundred ninety-five (11,919) inmates have been vaccinated through the Department.

The ADOC also has received one thousand eighty-four (1,126) inmates who were fully vaccinated prior to intake into our system.

ADOC STAFF

One (1) additional staff member has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19:

  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility / Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

A total of one thousand two hundred thirteen (1,213) cases of COVID-19 have been self-reported by staff members throughout the course of the pandemic, forty-five (45) of which currently are active.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all staff members who wish to get vaccinated. The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have been vaccinated through the Department.

A total of eight hundred eighty (880) staff members have been vaccinated through the Department. The Department does not report the number of staff who have been vaccinated through a community provider.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) issues COVID-19 reports every Tuesday that detail new information recorded over the previous week (previous Monday – Friday). The Department’s website dashboard is updated with this information shortly after our weekly COVID-19 report is issued.

The following information is up to date as of October 15, 2021:

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eight (8) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

A total of two thousand eighty-five (2,085) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population throughout the course of the pandemic, fourteen (14) of which currently are active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all inmates who wish to get vaccinated. The Department has confirmed that six (6) additional inmates have been vaccinated:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

A total of eleven thousand eight hundred ninety-five (11,895) inmates have been vaccinated through the Department.

The ADOC also has received one thousand eighty-four (1,084) inmates who were fully vaccinated prior to intake into our system.

ADOC STAFF

Five (5) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

A total of one thousand two hundred thirteen (1,213) cases of COVID-19 have been self-reported by staff members throughout the course of the pandemic, forty-five (45) of which currently are active.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all staff members who wish to get vaccinated. The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have been vaccinated through the Department.

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (880) staff members have been vaccinated through the Department. The Department does not report the number of staff who have been vaccinated through a community provider.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) issues COVID-19 reports every Tuesday that detail new information recorded over the previous week (previous Monday – Friday). The Department’s website dashboard is updated with this information shortly after our weekly COVID-19 report is issued.

The following information is up to date as of October 8, 2021:

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that seven (7) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

A total of two thousand seventy-seven (2,077) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population throughout the course of the pandemic, twelve (12) of which currently are active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all inmates who wish to get vaccinated. The Department has confirmed that fifty-three (53) additional inmates have been vaccinated:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – ten (10) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Mt. Meigs, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

A total of eleven thousand eight hundred eighty-nine (11,889) inmates have been vaccinated through the Department.

The ADOC also has received one thousand eighty-four (1,084) inmates who were fully vaccinated prior to intake into our system.

ADOC STAFF

Seven (7) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

A total of one thousand two hundred eight (1,208) cases of COVID-19 have been self-reported by staff members throughout the course of the pandemic, forty-seven (47) of which currently are active.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all staff members who wish to get vaccinated. The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional staff member has been vaccinated through the Department.

  • Montgomery Women’s Facility – one (1) staff member

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (880) staff members have been vaccinated through the Department. The Department does not report the number of staff who have been vaccinated through a community provider.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) issues COVID-19 reports every Tuesday that detail new information recorded over the previous week (previous Monday – Friday). The Department’s website dashboard is updated with this information shortly after our weekly COVID-19 report is issued.

The following information is up to date as of October 1, 2021:

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eleven (11) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – four (4) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

A total of two thousand seventy (2,070) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population throughout the course of the pandemic, twenty-eight (28) of which currently are active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all inmates who wish to get vaccinated. The Department has confirmed that nine (9) additional inmates have been vaccinated:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – four (4) inmates

A total of eleven thousand eight hundred thirty-six (11,836) inmates have been vaccinated through the Department.

The ADOC also has received one thousand thirty-nine (1,039) inmates who were fully vaccinated prior to intake into our system.

ADOC STAFF

Five (5) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) staff member
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

A total of one thousand two hundred one (1,201) cases of COVID-19 have been self-reported by staff members throughout the course of the pandemic, forty-seven (47) of which currently are active.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all staff members who wish to get vaccinated. The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have been vaccinated through the Department.

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (879) staff members have been vaccinated through the Department. The Department does not report the number of staff who have been vaccinated through a community provider.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) issues COVID-19 reports every Tuesday that detail new information recorded over the previous week (previous Monday – Friday). The Department’s website dashboard is updated with this information shortly after our weekly COVID-19 report is issued.

The following information is up to date as of September 24, 2021:

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that nineteen (19) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

A total of two thousand fifty-nine (2,059) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population throughout the course of the pandemic, fifty-seven (57) of which currently are active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all inmates who wish to get vaccinated. The Department has confirmed that sixty-eight (68) additional inmates have been vaccinated:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – thirty-nine (39) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – eighteen (18) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

A total of eleven thousand eight hundred twenty-seven (11,827) inmates have been vaccinated through the Department.

The ADOC also has received nine hundred ninety-eight (998) inmates who were fully vaccinated prior to intake into our system.

ADOC STAFF

Four (4) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

A total of one thousand one hundred ninety-six (1,196) cases of COVID-19 have been self-reported by staff members throughout the course of the pandemic, forty-seven (47) of which currently are active.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all staff members who wish to get vaccinated. The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have been vaccinated through the Department.

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (879) staff members have been vaccinated through the Department. The Department does not report the number of staff who have been vaccinated through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that forty-six (46) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 17:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – thirty-two (32) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Two thousand forty (2,040) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-six (76) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that two hundred five (205) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of September 17:

  • ATEF (Columbiana, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – seventy-five (75) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – eighty-one (81) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – twenty (20) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates

A total of eleven thousand seven hundred fifty-nine (11,759) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of September 17.

The ADOC has also, as of September 17, received nine hundred twenty-nine (929) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Twelve (12) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of September 17:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-one (51) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand one hundred thirty-eight (1,138) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of September 17.

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (879) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

Daryl Somerville, a 57-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree rape out of Tuscaloosa County at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, passed away on September 6. Inmate Somerville, who suffered from multiple, end-stage, pre-existing medical conditions, tested positive for COVID-19 on August 23 and was transferred to a local hospital. On September 3, he was discharged back to the facility’s infirmary, where he remained until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that thirty-six (36) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 10:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – twelve (12) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – seven (7) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – twelve (12) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand nine hundred ninety-four (1,994) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-four (54) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that thirty-seven (37) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of September 10:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – twenty-three (23) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility – eight (8) inmates
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

A total of eleven thousand five hundred fifty-four (11,554) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of September 10.

The ADOC has also, as of September 10, received nine hundred twenty-nine (929) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Six (6) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of September 10:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-seven (57) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand one hundred twenty (1,120) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of September 10.

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (879) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that seventeen (17) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 3:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – twelve (12) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand nine hundred fifty-eight (1,958) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-two (52) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of September 3.

A total of eleven thousand five hundred seventeen (11,517) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of September 3.

The ADOC has also, as of September 3, received nine hundred twenty-nine (929) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Eighteen (18) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of September 3:

  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Childersburg Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-seven (57) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand one hundred fourteen (1,114) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of September 3.

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (879) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that thirty-five (35) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 27:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – thirty-three (33) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand nine hundred forty-one (1,941) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred twenty-eight (228) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one hundred eighteen (118) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of August 27:

  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – thirty-seven (37) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – twenty-three (23) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – nine (9) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – ten (10) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – twenty (20) inmates
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – six (6) inmates

A total of eleven thousand five hundred seventeen (11,517) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of August 27.

The ADOC has also, as of August 27, received nine hundred twenty-nine (929) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Twenty (20) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of August 27:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Clair Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women – two (2) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-eight (58) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand ninety-five (1,095) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional staff member has voluntarily participated in this process as of August 27:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

A total of eight hundred seventy-nine (879) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

Eugene Elliott, a 61-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for burglary, kidnapping and attempted rape out of Etowah County at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, passed away on August 15. Inmate Elliott tested positive for COVID-19 on August 2 and was placed on level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility’s infirmary, but was asymptomatic. He was transferred to a local hospital on August 3 upon displaying symptoms of the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 20:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand nine hundred six (1,906) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred seventeen (217) of which remain active.

 

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that forty-four (44) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of August 20:

  • ATEF (Columbiana, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – four (4) inmates

A total of eleven thousand three hundred ninety-nine (11,399) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of August 20.

The ADOC has also, as of August 20, received nine hundred twenty-nine (929) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Twelve (12) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of August 20:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Kilby Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-seven (57) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand seventy-six (1,076) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

 

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of August 20:

  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center – one (1) staff member

A total of eight hundred seventy-eight (878) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

As a precautionary measure in response to a recent increase in cases of COVID-19 at Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama), the Alabama Department of Corrections elected to test all inmates living at the facility not currently exhibiting symptoms of the disease on August 11, 2021. Out of the nine hundred sixty (960) asymptomatic inmates tested, one hundred ninety-one (191) new cases were identified.

The ADOC has confirmed that two hundred three (203) additional inmates, including the previously mentioned positive cases at Elmore, have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 13:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eleven (11) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand nine hundred one (1,901) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred twenty-four (224) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one hundred (100) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of August 13:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – forty (40) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – twenty-four (24) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – twenty-one (21) inmates

A total of eleven thousand three hundred fifty-five (11,355) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of August 13.

The ADOC has also, as of August 13, received nine hundred eleven (911) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Eighteen (18) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of August 13:

  • ADOC Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – four (4) staff members
  • Elmore Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – five (5) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty (50) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand seventy-one (1,071) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of August 13.

A total of eight hundred seventy-six (876) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

ADOC COVID-19 UPDATE

 

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that seventeen (17) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 6:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eleven (11) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred ninety-eight (1,698) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-two (22) of which remain active.

 

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one hundred eighty-one (181) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of August 6:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – fifty-three (53) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – twenty-four (24) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – five (5) inmates
  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – twenty-four (24) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility – seven (7) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – ten (10) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – four (4) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – twenty-three (23) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – ten (10) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – eighteen (18) inmates

A total of eleven thousand two hundred fifty-five (11,255) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of August 6.

The ADOC has also, as of August 6, received eight hundred ninety-eight (898) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Seventeen (17) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of August 6:

  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Clair Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-six (46) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand fifty-seven (1,057) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

 

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of August 6:

  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) staff members

A total of eight hundred seventy-six (876) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 30:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred eighty-one (1,681) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventeen (17) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one hundred three (103) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of July 30.

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – thirty-eight (38) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – seventeen (17) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – eighteen (18) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – fourteen (14) inmates

A total of eleven thousand seventy-four (11,074) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of July 23.

The ADOC has also, as of July 23, received six hundred eighty-nine (689) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Nine (9) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of July 30:

  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Elmore Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Staton Correction Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty (30) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand fifty-two (1,056) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of July 30.

A total of eight hundred seventy-four (874) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that nine (9) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 23:

  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – nine (9) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred seventy-five (1,675) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eleven (11) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of July 23.

A total of ten thousand nine hundred seventy-one (10,971) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of July 23.

The ADOC has also, as of July 23, received six hundred eighty-nine (689) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Eighteen (18) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of July 23:

  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Elmore Correctional Facility – five (5) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Twenty-five (25) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand fifty-two (1,052) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of July 23.

A total of eight hundred seventy-four (874) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 16:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred sixty-six (1,666) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-four (24) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of July 16:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – twenty-four (24) inmates

A total of ten thousand nine hundred seventy-one (10,971) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of July 16.

The ADOC has also, as of July 16, received six hundred eighty-nine (689) inmates who were all fully vaccinated prior to ADOC intake.

ADOC STAFF

Three (3) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of July 16:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Nine (9) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand fifty (1,050) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of July 16.

A total of eight hundred seventy-four (874) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 9:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred sixty-four (1,664) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two (2) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one-hundred thirty-six (136) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of July 9:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – thirty-two (32) inmates
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – twenty-four (24) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – thirty-three (33) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – twenty-four (24) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – twenty (20) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

A total of ten thousand nine hundred forty-seven (10,947) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of July 9.

ADOC STAFF

One (1) additional staff member has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of July 9:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seven (7) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-nine (1,049) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of July 9:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

A total of eight hundred seventy-four (874) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 2.

One thousand six hundred sixty-two (1,662) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one (1) of which remains active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of July 2.

A total of ten thousand eight hundred eleven (10,811) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of July 2.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of July 2.

Seven (7) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-eight (1,048) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of July 2.

A total of eight hundred seventy-one (871) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 25:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred sixty-two (1,662) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one (1) of which remains active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that ninety-four (94) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of June 25:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – thirty-eight (38) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest Alabama) – seven (7) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – thirty-three (33) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – fourteen (14) inmates

A total of ten thousand eight hundred eleven (10,811) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of June 25.

ADOC STAFF

Two (2) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of June 25:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seven (7) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-eight (1,048) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of June 25:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – three (3) staff members

A total of eight hundred seventy-one (871) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITIES

Suspended Activities to Resume on July 1, 2021

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues to make encouraging progress in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The total number of positive cases among ADOC staff and inmates continues to trend downward, and the total number of vaccinations continues to trend upward. As a result, it has been deemed both safe and appropriate to resume – in a limited capacity – more of the activities/operations that have remained suspended to ensure the safety and security of our correctional system. 

Barring unforeseen circumstances, on July 1, 2021, the ADOC will resume the following activities/operations:

  • Volunteer entry into our facilities, to include volunteers from religious and non-religious organizations.
    • We will begin this process by allowing one (1) approved volunteer at a time from each organization to enter a facility.
    • Volunteers who wish to enter our facilities will be subject to a medical screening and temperature check. Face masks will remain mandatory, along with social distancing. Volunteers will provide their own masks.
  • Alabama Correctional Industries (ACI) installations and deliveries (by inmate workers housed at the Red Eagle Work Center).
    • Only inmates who are otherwise qualified and fully vaccinated (14+ days after their final vaccine dose) will be eligible to participate.
  • Work Center assignments (for minimum-custody inmates assigned to government entities).
    • Only inmates who are otherwise qualified and fully vaccinated (14+ days after their final vaccine dose) will be eligible to participate.

Activities That Remain Suspended

The ADOC is working toward resuming other “normal” operations in the future. We continue to evaluate comprehensive input from various experts, including medical experts, to determine safety metrics that, when met, will allow us to resume in-person visitation, work release assignments, and inmate passes.

These safety metrics include:

  • Inmate vaccination rate
  • Staff vaccination rate
  • Infection rate

We anticipate evaluating the above-mentioned metrics on a facility-by-facility basis to determine exactly when each facility will be allowed to resume those activities that remain suspended.

New Reporting Schedule

Given the decreasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and increasing number of staff and inmate vaccinations, the Department is shifting to a once-per-week COVID-19 reporting schedule. Moving forward, the ADOC’s COVID-19 updates will be sent out every Tuesday afternoon and report data captured from Monday – Friday of the previous week. The ADOC’s next COVID-19 update will occur on Tuesday, June 29.

*Please note that the initial COVID-19 update sent on this new schedule will report data captured from Thursday, June 17 – Friday, June 25.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 16.

One thousand six hundred sixty-one (1,661) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, five (5) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that forty-six (46) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of June 16:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – forty (40) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

A total of ten thousand seven hundred seventeen (10,717) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of June 16.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of June 16.

Five (5) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-eight (1,048) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of June 16:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

A total of eight hundred sixty-seven (867) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 11.

One thousand six hundred sixty-one (1,661) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, six (6) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that eighty-two (82) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of June 11:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – seventy-three (73) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – nine (9) inmates

A total of ten thousand six hundred sixty-one (10,671) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of June 11.

ADOC STAFF

One (1) additional staff member has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of June 11:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seven (7) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-six (1,046) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of June 11.

A total of eight hundred sixty-five (865) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 9:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred sixty-one (1,661) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eight (8) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that ten (10) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of June 9:

  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – ten (10) inmates

A total of ten thousand five hundred eighty-nine (10,589) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of June 9.

ADOC STAFF

Two (2) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of June 9:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Six (6) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-six (1,046) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of June 9:

  • Red Eagle Community Work Center – six (6) staff members

A total of eight hundred sixty-five (865) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 4.

One thousand six hundred fifty-five (1,655) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of June 4.

The inmate vaccination process will continue this week at the following facility:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)

A total of ten thousand five hundred seventy-nine (10,579) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of June 4.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of June 4.

Five (5) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-five (1,045) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of June 4.

A total of eight hundred fifty-nine (859) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 2.

One thousand six hundred fifty-five (1,655) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one thousand two hundred six (1,206) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of June 2:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eighty (80) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one thousand one hundred twenty-six (1,126) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue next week at the following facility:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)

A total of ten thousand five hundred seventy-nine (10,579) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of June 2.

ADOC STAFF

One (1) additional staff member has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of June 2:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

Five (5) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-five (1,045) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update 

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of June 2:

  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

A total of eight hundred fifty-nine (859) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 28:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred fifty-five (1,655) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, five (5) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that five hundred sixty (560) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 28:

  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama) – thirty-four (34) inmates
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – two hundred forty-three (243) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – twenty-seven (27) inmates
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama) – one hundred forty-seven (147) inmates
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one hundred nine (109) inmates
  • The inmate vaccination process will continue this week at the following facility:

    • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama)

    A total of nine thousand three hundred seventy-three (9,373) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 28.

    ADOC STAFF

    No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 28.

    Six (6) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-three (1,043) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

    Staff Vaccine Update

    The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

    The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of May 28.

    A total of eight hundred fifty-five (855) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 26:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred fifty-four (1,654) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one thousand four hundred sixty-five (1,465) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 26:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one thousand one hundred sixty-eight (1,168) inmates
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one hundred forty-two (142) inmates
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one hundred twenty-one (121) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – thirty-four (34) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue next week at the following facility:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama)

A total of eight thousand eight hundred thirteen (8,813) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 26.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 26.

Six (6) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand forty-three (1,043) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of May 26:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

A total of eight hundred fifty-five (855) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 21.

One thousand six hundred fifty-one (1,651) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, three (3) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one thousand four hundred eight (1,408) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 21:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – twenty-seven (27) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – five hundred fifteen (515) inmates
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one hundred fifty-seven (157) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – seven hundred nine (709) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue this week at the following facilities:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama)
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama)
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama)

A total of seven thousand three hundred fifty-eight (7,348) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 21.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 21.

Eleven (11) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand thirty-eight (1,038) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of May 21:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – four (4) staff members

A total of eight hundred fifty-three (853) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 19:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred fifty-one (1,651) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, three (3) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that one thousand ninety (1,090) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 19:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – five hundred sixty-seven (567) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – five hundred twenty-three (523) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue next week at the following facilities:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama)
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama)

A total of five thousand nine hundred thirty-five (5,935) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 19.

ADOC STAFF

Three (3) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 19:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Eleven (11) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand thirty-eight (1,038) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of May 19:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

A total of eight hundred forty-eight (848) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 14:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred fifty (1,650) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that seven hundred eighty (780) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 14:

  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – seven hundred eighty (780) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue this week at the following facilities:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama)
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama)
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama)

A total of four thousand eight hundred forty-five (4,845) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 14.

ADOC STAFF

Three (3) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 14:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility– three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Nine (9) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand thirty-seven (1,037) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of May 14:

  • Staton Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

A total of eight hundred forty-six (846) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 12:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred forty-nine (1,649) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, three (3) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update 

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that five hundred fifty-seven (557) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 12:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one hundred four (104) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – two hundred seventy-seven (277) inmates
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one hundred seventy-six (176) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue next week at the following facilities:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama)
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama)
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama)

A total of four thousand sixty-five (4,065) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 12.

ADOC STAFF

One (1) additional staff member has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 12:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

Six (6) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand thirty-seven (1,037) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of May 12:

  • Red Eagle Community Work Center – five (5) staff members

A total of eight hundred forty-four (844) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Marcel Thomas, a 41-year-old inmate who was serving a 12-year sentence for distribution of controlled substances out of Tuscaloosa County at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama, passed away on May 6. Inmate Smith, who suffered from multiple pre-existing conditions, received a postmortem COVID-19 swab test at the local hospital, which returned a positive result.

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 7:

  • Clair Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred forty-eight (1,648) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seven (7) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that two hundred twenty-two (222) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 7:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two hundred twenty-two (222) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue this week at the following facilities:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama)
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama)
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama)

A total of three thousand five hundred eight (3,508) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 7.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 7.

Twenty-one (21) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand twenty-one (1,021) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional staff member has voluntarily participated in this process as of May 7:

  • Holman Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

A total of eight hundred thirty-nine (839) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 5:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred forty-seven (1,647) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, nine (9) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that four hundred eighty-eight (488) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of May 5:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – four hundred eighty-eight (488) inmates

We are pleased to share that the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has directed the Alabama National Guard to administer first and second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to inmates who wish to receive a vaccination at the seven (7) major correctional facilities left on the Department’s inmate vaccination schedule. The support of the ADPH and the assistance of the Alabama National Guard will allow for expedited completion of the Department’s inmate vaccination process.

The Alabama National Guard will begin administering vaccines to inmates who wish to participate in this process next week over a two-day period at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, and at North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center in Decatur, Alabama. The second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be administered within the recommended timeframe.

In addition to Staton Correctional Facility and North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center, the inmate vaccination process will continue next week at the following facilities:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama)
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama)

A total of three thousand two hundred eighty-six (3,286) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of May 5.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of May 5.

Twenty-one (21) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand twenty-one (1,021) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of May 5.

A total of eight hundred thirty-eight (838) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 30:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred forty-five (1,645) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twelve (12) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that four hundred twenty-eight (428) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of April 30:

  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – twelve (12) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – four hundred sixteen (416) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue this week at the following facilities:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama)
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)

A total of two thousand seven hundred ninety-eight (2,798) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 30.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 30.

Twenty-two (22) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand twenty (1,020) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that nine (9) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 30:

  • Kilby Correctional Facility – nine (9) staff members

A total of eight hundred thirty-eight (838) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 28:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred forty-four (1,644) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eleven (11) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that three hundred ninety-eight (398) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of April 28:

  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – three hundred ninety-eight (398) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue next week at the following facilities:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)

A total of two thousand three hundred seventy (2,370) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 28.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 28.

Twenty-two (22) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand twenty (1,020) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members will still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 28:

  • Clair Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

A total of eight hundred twenty-nine (829) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 23.

One thousand six hundred thirty-eight (1,638) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, six (6) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

Last week, to support the ADOC’s vaccination process which was temporarily paused due to an inability to utilize the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) offered the Department 1,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

To accommodate the immediate release of these doses, storage equipment that had been on backorder since October 2020 had to be in place. The ADPH provided new guidance that allowed the ADOC to directly purchase a small number of alternative units that were approved for storage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Shortly thereafter, the ADPH cancelled the Department’s existing order for specialized storage equipment and placed a new order for alternative equipment. Consistent with current ADPH guidance, we can only use this new equipment to store the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It is anticipated to arrive over the next several weeks. After placing this new order, the ADPH allocated an additional 4,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Department.

Additionally, the ADPH issued new guidance allowing the ADOC to resume use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Educational materials will be provided to the ADOC’s inmate population regarding this guidance. The Department currently has approximately 7,400 stored doses of this vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that two hundred thirty-two (232) additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of April 23:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – One hundred twenty (120) inmates
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – One hundred twelve (112) inmates

The inmate vaccination process will continue this week at the following facilities:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama)
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama)

A total of one thousand nine hundred seventy-two (1,972) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 23.

ADOC STAFF

One (1) additional staff member has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 23:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Twenty-two (22) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand twenty (1,020) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members will still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 23:

  • Montgomery Women’s Facility – six (6) staff members

A total of eight hundred twenty-seven (827) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 21:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred thirty-eight (1,638) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seven (7) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

On March 31, due to a surplus of defrosted Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines that would have gone to waste if not used immediately, 1,400 doses were offered to inmates at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama. Eight hundred seventy-one (871) inmates voluntarily received the first dose of this vaccine.

On April 21, the Alabama National Guard and the Alabama Department of Public Health administered the necessary second dose of the vaccine to these inmates.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have participated in the vaccination process as of April 21.

A total of one thousand seven hundred forty (1,740) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 21.

On April 13, in the wake of new FDA/CDC recommendations and out of an abundance of caution, the ADOC temporarily delayed the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for its staff and inmates. We will adhere to guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health on when to resume use of this vaccine.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 21.

Twenty-one (21) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand twenty (1,020) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members will still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 21.

A total of eight hundred twenty-four (824) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 16.

One thousand six hundred thirty-five (1,635) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have participated in this process as of April 16.

A total of one thousand seven hundred forty (1,740) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 16.

On April 13, in the wake of new FDA/CDC recommendations and out of an abundance of caution, the ADOC temporarily delayed the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for its staff and inmates. We will adhere to guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health on when to resume use of this vaccine.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 16.

Twenty-two (22) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand nineteen (1,019) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members will still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that no additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 16.

A total of eight hundred twenty-four (824) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 14:

  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred thirty-five (1,635) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-three (23) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is in the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that five hundred fifty-six (556) additional inmates have participated in this process as of April 14 at the following facilities:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – three hundred sixty-eight (368) inmates
  • Birmingham Women’s Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one hundred eighty-eight (188) inmates

A total of one thousand seven hundred forty (1,740) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 14.

On April 13, in the wake of new FDA/CDC recommendations and out of an abundance of caution, the ADOC temporarily delayed the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for its staff and inmates. We will adhere to guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health on when to resume use of this vaccine.

ADOC STAFF

Two (2) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 14:

  • Hamilton Aged & Infirmed – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

Twenty-two (22) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand nineteen (1,019) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wished to receive a vaccine through the Department. As we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members will still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 14 at the following facilities:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Birmingham Women’s Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) staff members

A total of eight hundred twenty-four (824) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) new inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 9:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred thirty-three (1,633) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-nine (39) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC has begun the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its inmates who wish to receive a vaccine.

The ADOC has confirmed that three hundred thirteen (313) additional inmates have participated in this process as of April 9 at the following facilities:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – three hundred thirteen (313) inmates

A total of one thousand one hundred eighty-four (1,184) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 9.

In the wake of new FDA/CDC recommendations and out of an abundance of caution, the ADOC is temporarily delaying the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for its staff and inmates. We will adhere to guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health on when to resume use of this vaccine.

ADOC STAFF

No additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 9.

Thirty (30) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand nine (1,009) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its scheduled process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff were prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC.

The ADOC has confirmed that fifteen (15) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 9 at the following facilities:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – seven (7) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – eight (8) staff members

A total of eight hundred twenty-one (821) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

Moving forward, as we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members will still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Kathy Robertson, a 64-year-old inmate who was serving a 75-year sentence for rape out of Cullman County at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, passed away on April 7.

Inmate Robertson, who suffered from multiple preexisting conditions including advanced stage disease, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 and was placed on level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility’s infirmary. She was transferred to a local hospital on March 27 upon her symptoms worsening. She remained under the care of the local hospital until her passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that eighteen (18) new inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 7:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – seventeen (17) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred thirty-two (1,632) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-four (64) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC is pleased to report that its inmate vaccination process began this week, four days ahead of schedule, on April 8 at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.

Participation data from vaccination administration efforts at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women this week will be reported in next Tuesday’s COVID-19 update.   

The inmate vaccination process will continue next week at the following group of facilities:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama)

A total of eight hundred seventy-one (871) inmates have received a vaccination through the Department as of April 7.

Please note that the ADOC does not require staff or inmates to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. This is a personal health decision, and participation in this process was and will continue to be completely voluntary. To encourage both staff and inmate participation, we are providing necessary onsite education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educational packets.  

We will continue to share information about our inmate vaccination plan, including the groups of facilities that will be inoculated week-over-week, via our ongoing COVID-19 updates.

ADOC STAFF

Two (2) additional staff members have self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 7:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty (30) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One thousand nine (1,009) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has completed its process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff were prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC.

The ADOC has confirmed that thirty-five (35) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 7 at the following facilities:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – fourteen (14) staff members
  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – nine (9) staff members
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama) – nine (9) staff members

A total of eight hundred eight (808) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

The data from this week’s vaccination process, which concluded with Alexander City CBF/CWC, will be reflected in the April 13 update. Moving forward, as we continue the inmate vaccination process, staff members will still have the option to get vaccinated at one of our facilities if they so desire.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

One (1) staff member has self-reported a positive test result for COVID-19 as of April 2:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-five (55) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred eighty-two (982) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC continues its process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff are being prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC.

The ADOC has confirmed that one hundred six (106) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of April 2 at the following facilities:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – twenty-nine (29) staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – seventeen (17) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – forty-three (43) staff members
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – seventeen (17) staff members

A total of seven hundred sixty-eight (768) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

This vaccination process will conclude this week at the following group of facilities:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama)
  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama)
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama)
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama)

For more information on the ADOC’s staff vaccination process, please review our March 17 COVID-19 Update.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) new inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 2:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred fourteen (1,614) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-nine (49) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Linda Smith, a 71-year-old inmate who was serving a 50-year sentence for sexual torture out of Shelby County at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, passed away on March 27. Inmate Smith was hospitalized on March 2, where, upon admission, she tested positive for COVID-19. She remained under the care of the local hospital until her passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that eleven (11) new inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 31:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – ten (10) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed. 

One thousand six hundred eleven (1,611) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-seven (47) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

In this Tuesday’s COVID-19 update, we shared that ADOC was notified by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that last week’s significant weather events resulted in lower participation in community vaccine appointments than was anticipated – this produced a surplus of defrosted Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that would expire and go to waste if not used immediately.

To ensure these vital resources did not expire, the ADPH offered 1,400 doses to the ADOC which were administered this Wednesday by the Alabama National Guard to eight hundred seventy-one (871) inmates at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama. 

It is important to note that the ADOC does not require staff or inmates to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. This is a personal health decision, and participation in this process was and will continue to be completely voluntary.

The ADPH will release the necessary second round Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the ADOC, which also will be administered by the Alabama National Guard, within the recommended timeframe for inmates who voluntarily participated in this process Wednesday at Bullock Correctional Facility.

The ADOC is pleased to share that the ADPH has released an additional 4,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to the ADOC.

Upon completing our staff vaccination process next week, we currently estimate that we will have between 6,000 – 7,000 doses available to begin inoculating inmates who wish to receive a vaccine. The ADOC will begin the process of vaccinating its entire inmate population on Monday of the following week (April 12), and – as with our staff vaccination plan – we will begin with those facilities that house our most vulnerable inmates. Our intent is to inoculate entire facilities at one time – not focus on particular age groups or demographics.

This process will start at the following group of facilities on April 12: 

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama)
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama)

To encourage both staff and inmate participation, we are providing necessary onsite education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educational packets.   

We will continue to share information about our inmate vaccination plan, including the groups of facilities that will be inoculated week-over-week, via our ongoing COVID-19 updates. We followed a very similar process last fall when we received resources that allowed us to do mass COVID-19 testing across our entire system.

Should additional resources be made available to the ADOC to facilitate the onsite delivery of either the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to our inmate population, we will take advantage of those to the degree it is possible.

ADOC STAFF

No new staff members have self-reported positive test results for COVID-19 as of March 31:

Fifty-four (54) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred eighty-two (982) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC continues its process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff are being prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC.

The ADOC has confirmed that one hundred seventy-one (171) additional staff members have voluntarily participated in this process as of March 31 at the following facilities:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – thirty-three (33) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – nine (9) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – sixteen (16) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)– nineteen (19) staff members
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – sixty-two (62) staff members
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – nine (9) staff members
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – seven (7) staff members
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – seventeen (17) staff members
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – eight (8) staff members

A total of six hundred sixty-two (662) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

This vaccination process will conclude next week at the following group of facilities:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama)
  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama)
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama)
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama)

For more information on the ADOC’s staff vaccination process, please review our March 17 COVID-19 Update.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 26:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

Fifty-four (54) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active.  Nine hundred eighty-two (982) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has begun the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff are being prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC.

The ADOC has confirmed that 125 additional staff members have participated in this process as of March 26 at the following facilities:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – fourteen (14) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – nineteen (19) staff members
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama)– thirty-seven (37) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility – fifty-five (55) staff members

A total of four hundred eighty-seven (487) staff members have received a vaccination through the Department to-date. Please note that facility-level vaccination data only reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider.

This vaccination process will continue this week at the following group of facilities:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama)
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • K. Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Mt. Meigs, Alabama)
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama)
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama)
  • Red Eagle Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • William C. Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)

For more information on the ADOC’s staff vaccination process, please review our March 17 COVID-19 Update.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) new inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 26:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand six hundred (1,600) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-four (44) of which remain active.

Inmate Vaccine Update

The ADOC was notified by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) that last week’s significant weather events resulted in lower participation in community vaccine appointments than was anticipated – this produced a surplus of defrosted Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that will expire and go to waste if not used immediately.

To ensure these vital resources do not expire, the ADPH has offered 1,400 doses to the ADOC which will be offered to the entire inmate population (approximately 1,400 inmates) at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama. The ADOC accepted these doses, which will be delivered and administered to inmates at the facility by the Alabama National Guard on Wednesday, March 31. The ADOC does not require inmates to receive a COVID-19 vaccine – this process is completely voluntary.

The ADPH will release the necessary second round Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the ADOC, which also will be administered by the Alabama National Guard within the recommended timeframe, for inmates who voluntarily participate in this process tomorrow. 

The ADOC is in the process of finalizing its plan to provide vaccines to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine when more doses become available and after all staff who wish to participate in this process are inoculated. We will provide more information on this plan at a later date.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that two (2) new staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 24.

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

Sixty-two (62) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred seventy-one (971) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work. 

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has begun the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff are being prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC. The ADOC has developed a schedule to offer the vaccine to staff at each of its facilities, beginning with those that house our most vulnerable inmates.

The ADOC has confirmed that two hundred forty-five (245) staff members have participated in this process as of March 24 at the following facilities:

  • Clair Correctional Facility – fifty-four (54) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – twenty-six (26) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – thirty-three (33) staff members
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility – forty-one (41) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility – fifty-five (55) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – thirty-six (36) staff members

Please note that facility-level vaccination data reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider. For more information on the ADOC’s staff vaccination process, please review our March 16 COVID-19 Update.

The vaccination process will continue over the next week at the following group of facilities:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama)
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Criminal Justice Center
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • K. Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Mt. Meigs, Alabama)
  • Montgomery Womens Facility (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Mobile, Alabama)
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama)
  • Red Eagle Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama)
  • William C. Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama)

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that ten (10) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 24:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred ninety-five (1,595) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty (40) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that no new staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 19.

Sixty (60) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred seventy-one (971) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has begun the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff are being prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC. The ADOC has developed a schedule to offer the vaccine to staff at each of its facilities, beginning with those that house our most vulnerable inmates.

The ADOC has confirmed that one hundred forty-two (142) staff members have participated in this process as of March 19 at the following facilities:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – eighty-seven (87) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – fifty-five (55) staff members

Please note that facility-level vaccination data reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider. For more information on the ADOC’s staff vaccination process, please review our March 17 COVID-19 Vaccination Update.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that nineteen (19) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 19:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – eighteen (18) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred eighty-five (1,585) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty (30) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Robert Presley, a 54-year-old inmate who was serving a 15-year sentence for rape and a 30-year sentence for burglary out of Chambers County at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama, passed away on March 13. Inmate Presley was admitted to a local hospital on February 7 after testing positive for COVID-19 and subsequently was released to the facility infirmary. He was hospitalized a second time on March 1 after experiencing complications from the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 17:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred sixty-seven (1,567) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixteen (16) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 17:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Sixty (60) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred seventy-one (971) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Staff Vaccine Update

The ADOC has begun the process of offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and contracted staff who wish to receive a vaccine through the Department. In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, staff are being prioritized to receive the first doses of the vaccine made available to the ADOC. The ADOC has developed a schedule to offer the vaccine to staff at each of its facilities, beginning with those that house our most vulnerable inmates.

The ADOC has confirmed that thirty (30) staff members have participated in this process as of March 17 at the following facilities:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – twenty-five (25) staff members
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – five (5) staff members

Please note that facility-level vaccination data reflects how many ADOC staff members have received the vaccine through the Department – it does not include staff who have received a vaccine through a community provider. 

The vaccination process will continue over the next week at the following group of facilities:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama)
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama)
  • Clair Correctional Facility
  • Julia Tutwiler prison for Women
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama)

The ADOC does not require staff or inmates to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. This is a personal health decision, and participation in this process is completely voluntary. We are providing necessary onsite education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educational packets to encourage participation in this opportunity.  

The ADOC is in the process of finalizing its plan to provide vaccines to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine when more doses become available and after all staff who wish to participate in this process are inoculated. We will provide more information on this plan at a later date.

For more information on the ADOC’s staff vaccination process, please review our March 17 COVID-19 Vaccination Update.

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Vaccines Received for Staff

The ADOC is pleased to share that the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has released 4,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to the Department prioritized for staff. These doses are the first received by the ADOC.

In accordance with our vaccine distribution plan, ADOC staff and contracted staff who wish to receive their vaccination(s) through the Department will receive the first doses available. Staff are the primary source of COVID-19’s entry into our facilities. We have developed a schedule to offer the vaccine to staff, beginning with facilities that house our most vulnerable inmate populations.

The vaccination process began March 15, and will be conducted over the course of this week at the following facilities:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama)
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama)

More information on the next group of facilities at which the vaccine will be offered to staff will be released soon. 

The ADOC is in the process of finalizing its plan to provide vaccines to inmates who wish to receive a vaccine when more doses become available. We will provide more information on this plan at a later date.  

Reporting Process

The ADOC will update relevant information about its vaccination rollout into our ongoing COVID-19 External Updates, which are now released every Tuesday and Friday and reflect data from two business days prior to their release.

We first will announce the group of facilities scheduled for onsite vaccinations (as seen above) and will report on total participation in subsequent COVID-19 External Updates. The first set of staff vaccination data will be included in Friday’s (3/19/21) Update.

Relevant Background

In October 2020, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) facilitated an order for the necessary refrigeration equipment to store the Pfizer and/or Moderna vaccines on premises at ADOC facilities across the state. Once the ADOC receives this equipment and ADPH inspects it, the ADOC can then receive any of the available doses of the COVID-19 vaccine released by the ADPH.

Our priority, once doses are received, is vaccinating our staff and inmates as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The ADOC does not require staff or inmates to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. This is a personal health decision, and participation in this process is completely voluntary. We are providing necessary onsite education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educational packets to encourage participation in this opportunity.  

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 12:

  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-eight (58) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred seventy (970) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 12.

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – four (4) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred sixty-two (1,562) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-one (31) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC REPORTING UPDATE

The ADOC continues to evaluate and refine its COVID-19 reporting protocols to maintain an appropriate model for sharing accurate and transparent information in a timely manner. In our ongoing evaluations, we thoroughly consider the impact on key medical staff as it relates to examining, vetting, and reporting COVID-19 data.

In response to decreasing COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and inmates, moving forward the ADOC will now produce external COVID-19 reports each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. These reports will provide a clear snapshot of the disease’s impact on our entire system and reflect data from two business days prior to their release.

We will continue to update our COVID-19 website dashboard in conjunction with the release of our external reports.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 10:

  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-seven (57) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred seventy (970) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that no new inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 10.

One thousand five hundred fifty-seven (1,557) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-eight (28) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that no staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 8.

Fifty-seven (57) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred sixty-nine (969) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty (20) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 8:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred fifty-seven (1,557) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-nine (49) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 5:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-six (57) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred sixty-nine (969) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 5:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred thirty-seven (1,537) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-four (34) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 3:

  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-six (56) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred sixty-nine (969) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 3:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred thirty-three (1,533) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-nine (29) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1:

  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-three (53) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred sixty-nine (969) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 1:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred thirty (1,530) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-eight (28) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that seven (7) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 26:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-five (55) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred sixty-five (965) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that sixteen (16) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 26:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eleven (11) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred twenty-seven (1,527) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-nine (29) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

 

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 24:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

 

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

 

Fifty-five (55) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred fifty-eight (958) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

 

INMATE POPULATION

 

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 24:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

 

One thousand five hundred eleven (1,511) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fourteen (14) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 22:

  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-three (73) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Nine hundred thirty-seven (937) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 22:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand five hundred six (1,506) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirteen (13) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 19:

  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-six (156) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred fifty-three (853) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 19:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand, five hundred four (1,504) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-five (25) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

George Irvin, a 58-year-old inmate who was serving a 27-year sentence for manufacturing of a controlled substance out of Morgan County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on February 5, 2021. Inmate Irvin had been on hospice care within Hamilton Aged and Infirmed’s infirmary for ongoing treatment of his end-stage, preexisting medical conditions since September 10, 2020. Inmate Irvin remained under the care of the infirmary until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that inmate Irvin was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.  

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 17:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand, five hundred one (1,501) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-three (23) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 17:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – four (4) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-six (156) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred fifty-two (852) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 15:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-five (155) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred forty-seven (847) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twelve (12) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 15:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand, four hundred ninety-nine (1,499) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighty-four (84) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 10:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-five (155) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred forty-four (844) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 10:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand four hundred eighty-seven (1,487) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-nine (99) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 8:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-five (155) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred forty-three (843) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that forty-one (41) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 8:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – thirty-nine (39) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand four hundred eighty-five (1,485) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred fifty-one (151) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

CARES ACT FUNDS INVESTED IN COVID-19 MITIGATION

On November 16, 2020, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced it had utilized approximately $10 million of allocated federal coronavirus relief funds (CARES Act), which were appropriated to the Department by Governor Ivey and the Alabama State Legislature, to purchase new sanitation and virus-mitigation equipment and bolster the Department’s ability to slow the spread of COVID-19 within its correctional facilities.

At the time of this announcement, due to increased national demand, some of the newly ordered equipment has not yet been delivered. The following equipment has been delivered and is in active use at critical points across our correctional system:

  • Viper Elevated Body Temperature Detection Systems, which allow for front-line separation between ADOC staff and our inmate population during intake processes and at points of facility entry/exit. These systems feature real-time fever system identification technology and are being used to quickly identify and isolate potential positive cases for additional testing.
  • Walk-Through Sanitation Stations, which measure body temperature, distribute hand sanitizer, and spray an ultrasonic application of disinfecting agent at points of facility entry/exit.
  • RDS 6100 Large Facility Decontamination Systems, which calculate the cubic air space of a large area in a facility and distribute an appropriate amount of decontaminate. These systems are being used to decontaminate dormitories, cafeterias, and other large indoor spaces.
  • Adani Body Scanners, which allow for reduced direct contact between ADOC staff and our inmate population while conducting security and contraband searches. The scanners have been installed and staff are currently being trained on operational procedures.
  • Zorpro Walk-Through Metal Detector & Body Temperature Scanners, which allow for body temperature detection and front-line separation between ADOC staff and our inmate population during intake processes and security checks at points of entry/exit within our facilities.
  • Contact Tracing Cameras, which allow for tracking and identifying those who have had direct, prolonged exposure to an inmate(s) or staff member(s) who returned a positive test result for COVID-19 in order to take appropriate quarantine measures.

Additionally, the ADOC has utilized CARES Act funds to expand its intake infrastructure by refurbishing two large, previously decommissioned dormitories at the Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Draper QIF). With increased temporary housing areas available, the ADOC will now be able to quarantine smaller groups of inmates more effectively upon intake if positive cases of COVID-19 are received. Further, to more quickly identify and quarantine COVID-19-positive intakes, the ADOC has deployed temperature scanners, temperature detection systems, and a sanitation station at the Draper QIF.

With this expanded infrastructure and new virus mitigation/sanitation equipment in place, the ADOC intends to expand its intake capacity to 150 male inmates and 20 female inmates in cohorts over a three-day period every 14-20 days. This represents an anticipated 50% increase in intake capacity over prior levels to date.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that nine (9) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 5:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-nine (159) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred thirty-five (835) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that sixteen (16) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 5:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – thirteen (13) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand four hundred forty-four (1,444) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred thirty-four (134) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that ten (10) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 3:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred forty-nine (149) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred thirty-six (836) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fifteen (15) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 3:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – three (3) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) inmates
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – five (5) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand four hundred twenty-eight (1,428) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred twenty-five (125) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that eleven (11) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 1:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-eight (158) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred seventeen (817) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-one (21) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 1:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – fifteen (15) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand four hundred thirteen (1,413) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred forty-seven (147) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that nine (9) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 29:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-six (156) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred nine (809) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fourteen (14) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 29:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – six (6) inmates
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center – six (6) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand three hundred ninety-two (1,392) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred twenty-eight (128) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that eight (8) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 27:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-four (154) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred two (802) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that nine (9) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 27:

  • Frank Lee Community-Based/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Holman Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Mobile Community-Based/Community Work Center – three (3) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand three hundred seventy-eight (1,378) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred nineteen (119) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that fourteen (14) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 25:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama)– two (2) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – five (5) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred forty-eight (148) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight hundred (800) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fifty-four (54) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 25:

  • Alexander City Community-Based/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Mobile Community-Based/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • North Alabama Community-Based/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – thirty-three (33) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand three hundred sixty-nine (1,369) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred eleven (111) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Ronny McGowan, a 32-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old out of Houston County at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on October 6. Inmate McGowan was transferred to a local hospital on October 6 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he remained until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that inmate McGowan was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.

Edward Locke, a 76-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Monroe County at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, passed away on January 14. Inmate Locke, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on August 26 after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Upon returning a positive test, he was transferred to a local hospital. He remained under the care of the local hospital until January 8, when he was discharged to Kilby Correctional Facility for comfort care. He was placed on level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility’s infirmary, where he remained until his passing.

Earnest O’Neal Croom, a 74-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder out of Montgomery County at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama, passed away on January 22. Inmate Croom, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on December 24 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

 

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that eight (8) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 22:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand three hundred fifteen (1,315) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighty-seven (87) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that nineteen (19) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 22:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center – four (4) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-five (135) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seven hundred ninety-nine (799) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that twelve (12) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 20:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – five (5) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community-Based/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty-four (124) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seven hundred ninety-one (791) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that thirteen (13) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 20:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – nine (9) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand three hundred seven (1,307) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred one (101) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Kerry Lynn Flemming, a 58-year-old inmate who was serving a 25-year sentence for criminal solicitation-murder out of Madison County at the Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility in Columbiana, Alabama, passed away on January 18. Inmate Flemming, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on January 3 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until January 14, when he was discharged to Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama, for the remainder of his quarantine period. He was placed on level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility’s infirmary, where he remained until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that twenty-four (24) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 18:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand two hundred ninety-four (1,294) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-nine (99) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that twenty-three (23) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 18:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility – four (4) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – five (5) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – five (5) staff members
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty-nine (129) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seven hundred seventy-four (774) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is saddened to announce the death of an employee at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama. This staff member recently had tested positive for COVID-19. The ADOC extends its heartfelt condolences to the employee’s family and loved ones during this difficult time, and is forever grateful for the employee’s service to the Department. This is the Department’s third COVID-19-related staff or contracted staff death.

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that seventeen (17) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 13:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – five (5) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Three hundred twenty-four (324) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred fifty-seven (557) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

Johnny Mack Brown, a 66-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for first-degree rape out of Walker County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed passed away on January 13. Inmate Brown, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on December 28 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

Jerry Randolph McBee, a 74-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder out of Houston County at Bullock Correctional Facility passed away on January 14. Inmate McBee, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on January 1 for care unrelated to COVID-19. Inmate McBee tested positive for the disease on January 6 after displaying symptoms while under the care of the local hospital.  He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 13:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand two hundred seventy (1,270) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-five (95) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 11:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – four (4) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Three hundred twelve (312) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred fifty-three (553) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 11:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand two hundred fifty-five (1,255) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred eighteen (118) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

FINAL EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has completed its process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites. Additionally, we have tested inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. This process was completed in regional groups of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing, and quarantine actions could be taken, if necessary, upon receipt and verification of group test results.

We have completed this process and verified the COVID-19 test results collected at the eighth and final group of facilities:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – staff + inmates

Results from this group are outlined below.  

ADOC STAFF 

The ADOC has not verified any new positive cases of COVID-19 among the seventy-one (71) staff members who voluntarily participated in this process.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has verified twenty-nine (29) new positive cases of COVID-19 among the two thousand fifty-seven (2,057) inmates who voluntarily participated in this process:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – twenty (20) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility – nine (9) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

For the latest, comprehensive COVID-19 testing data and newly released information related to the disease’s evolving impact on our correctional system, please visit our website: http://www.doc.alabama.gov/covid19news

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that fifty-one (51) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 8:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – six (6) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – eleven (11) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – six (6) staff members
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – ten (10) staff members
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Three hundred eleven (311) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred fifty (550) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that seventy (70) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of January 8:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Bibb Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – four (4) inmates
  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – nine (9) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – twelve (12) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – twenty (20) inmates
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – ten (10) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand two hundred thirty-four (1,234) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred sixty-six (166) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that nine (9) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 28:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred seventy-nine (279) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred thirty-two (532) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fifty-six (56) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 28:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – forty-four (44) inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – one (1) - inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand one hundred sixty-four (1,164) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-six (96) of which remain active.

Due to the absence of key personnel responsible for conducting necessary due diligence related to collecting COVID-19 data, our next COVID-19 update will occur on January 11.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites. Additionally, we are testing inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. This process is being completed in regional groups of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing, and quarantine actions can be taken, if necessary, upon receipt and verification of group test results.

We have completed this process and verified the COVID-19 test results collected at the seventh group of facilities:

  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – staff + inmates

Results from this group are outlined below.  

ADOC STAFF 

The ADOC has not verified any new positive cases of COVID-19 among the fifty-nine (59) staff members who voluntarily participated in this process.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has verified two (2) new positive cases of COVID-19 among the one thousand five hundred fifteen (1,515) inmates who voluntarily participated in this process:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that nine (9) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 23:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred seventy-three (273) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred twenty-nine (529) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twelve (12) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 23:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – eleven (11) inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand one hundred six (1,106) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-three (53) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Danny Kennedy, a 69-year-old inmate who was serving a 40-year sentence for production of obscene matter containing visual reproduction of person under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts out of Mobile County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on December 22. Inmate Kennedy, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on November 28 for care unrelated to COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

Sidney May, a 73-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for first-degree robbery out of Mobile County at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, passed away on December 23. Inmate May, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on December 18 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that nine (9) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 21:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility – four (4) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand ninety-four (1,094) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-one (61) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 21:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred seventy-five (275) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred eighteen (518) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Due to the upcoming holidays, the next COVID-19 update will be on Monday, Dec. 28.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Larry Gene Knight, a 72-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder out of Marshall County at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama, passed away on December 12. Inmate Knight was housed in St. Clair’s infirmary for ongoing treatment of his end-stage, preexisting medical conditions. Inmate Knight remained under the care of the infirmary until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that inmate Knight was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.

Dennis Guyton, a 73-year-old inmate who was serving a 40-year sentence for sodomy out of Marion County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on December 19. Inmate Guyton, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was tested for COVID-19 at the facility on December 1  after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Upon returning a positive test, he was moved to level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility. Upon his condition worsening, he was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on December 6. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

Danny Charles Cunningham, a 68-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for sexual abuse and a 25-year sentence for rape out of Morgan County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed passed away on December 21. Inmate Cunningham, who was housed in Hamilton Aged and Infirmed’s infirmary for multiple chronic preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on December 5 after exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission inmate Cunningham was tested for the disease and returned a positive test result. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that eight (8) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 18:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand eighty-five (1,085) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-eight (68) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that eleven (11) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 18:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – four (4) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred seventy-two (272) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred eighteen (518) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Clyde Coffey, a 71-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for arson out of Escambia County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on December 17. Inmate Coffey was tested for COVID-19 at the facility on November 30, 2020, after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Upon returning a positive test, he was moved to level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility. Upon his condition worsening, he was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on December 6. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that nine (9) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 16:

  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Frank Lee Community Based-Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand seventy-seven (1,077) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-five (75) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that twelve (12) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 16:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred sixty-four (264) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred fifteen (515) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

Jimmy Carl James, a 75-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for rape out of Franklin County at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, passed away on December 15. Inmate James, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on December 10 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

Farris Burrell, an 83-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Jefferson County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on December 15. Inmate Burrell, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on December 6 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing. 

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that eight (8) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 14:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – six (6) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand sixty-eight (1,068) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-six (76) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that fourteen (14) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 14:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred sixty-five (265) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Five hundred two (502) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

Floyd Stephen Whiteside, a 70-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old out of Etowah County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on December 4. Inmate Whiteside was housed in Hamilton Aged and Infirmed’s infirmary for ongoing treatment of his end-stage, preexisting medical conditions. Inmate Whiteside remained under the care of the infirmary until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that inmate Whiteside was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.

Jack Harold Wilson, a 75-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for assault out of Cullman County at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama, passed away on December 10. Inmate Wilson, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was asymptomatic and voluntarily tested for COVID-19 during the expanded testing at the facility. Inmate Wilson was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on December 2. He remained under the care of the local hospital until December 9, when he was discharged to the facility for palliative care. He remained under the care of the infirmary until his passing.

Herbert Kenneth Atwell, an 88-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder out of Dale County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed, passed away on December 13. Inmate Atwell, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on December 2 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing. 

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that twenty-six (26) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 11:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – four (4) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – ten (10) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand sixty (1,060) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-four (94) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that eight (8) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 11:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred fifty-eight (258) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred ninety-five (495) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites, and testing all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. For more information, please review our September 16 COVID-19 update.

This process continues and is occurring over a four-day period next week at the following facilities:

  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – staff

The ADOC’s Friday COVID-19 update is below.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that eighteen (18) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 9:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Clair Correctional Facility – nine (9) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred fifty-one (251) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred ninety-four (494) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 9:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand thirty-four (1,034) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred ninety (190) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Jeffery Bailey, a 58-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for five counts of robbery out of Jefferson County at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama, passed away on November 27. Inmate Bailey was housed in St. Clair’s infirmary for ongoing treatment of his end-stage, preexisting medical conditions. Inmate Bailey remained under the care of the infirmary until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that inmate Bailey was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.

Robert Williams, a 78-year-old inmate who was serving a 16-year sentence for manslaughter out of Talladega County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on December 7. Inmate Williams, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a hospital on November 29 for additional care after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing. 

John Fortenberry, Jr., a 77-year-old inmate who was serving a 99-year sentence for rape out of Bibb County at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama, passed away on December 7. Inmate Fortenberry, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was admitted to a local hospital on November 26 for treatment of an unrelated medical condition. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing. 

Glenn Nelson Anderson, a 73-year-old inmate who was serving a 23-year sentence for burglary out of Madison County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed, passed away on December 8. Inmate Anderson, who was housed within Hamilton Aged and Infirmed’s infirmary, had been moved to level-two quarantine following close contact with an inmate who previously tested positive for COVID-19. As he was considered high-risk due to pre-existing health conditions, he was tested for the disease on November 23. Upon returning a positive test result, inmate Anderson was moved to level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within the facility’s infirmary. He remained under the care of the infirmary until his passing.

Gregory Allan Brown, a 61-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Jefferson County at St. Clair Correctional Facility, passed away on December 9. Inmate Brown, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on November 28 for additional care after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing. 

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that seventeen (17) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 7:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Educational Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Bibb Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

One thousand thirty-three (1,033) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred eight (208) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that fourteen (14) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 7:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) staff members
  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama)– four (4) staff members
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – four (4) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred forty-eight (248) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred seventy-nine (479) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites. Additionally, we are testing inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. This process is being completed in regional groups of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing, and quarantine actions can be taken, if necessary, upon receipt and verification of group test results.

We have completed this process and verified the COVID-19 test results collected at the fifth and sixth groups of facilities:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Camden Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – staff + inmates

Results from this group are outlined below.  

ADOC STAFF 

The ADOC has verified three (3) new positive cases of COVID-19 among the one hundred twenty (120) staff members who voluntarily participated in this process.

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has verified one hundred eighteen (118) new positive cases of COVID-19 among the three thousand four hundred forty-one (3,441) inmates who voluntarily participated in this process:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – one hundred five (105) inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility – nine (9) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – four (4) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that seventeen (17) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 4:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama)– one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – seven (7) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred thirty-five (235) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred seventy-five (475) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-four (24) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 4:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Educational Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) inmates
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – six (6) inmates
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – six (6) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Eight hundred ninety-eight (898) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred four (104) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

David Beech, a 64-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Mobile County at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama, passed away on October 31.

Walter Lee McCoy, a 94-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for manslaughter out of Jefferson County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on November 30.

Jesse Burrell, Jr., a 56-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for robbery out of Madison County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed, passed away on December 1.

Inmates Beech, McCoy and Burrell each were housed in their respective facility’s infirmary for advanced treatment for their end-stage, preexisting medical conditions. The inmates remained under the care of the infirmary until their passing. Full autopsy reports concluded that inmates Beech, McCoy and Burrell were COVID-19 positive at the time of their death.

David Lewis Moore, a 63-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for manslaughter out of Jefferson County at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Alabama, passed away on December 3. Inmate Moore, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on November 24 for additional care after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing. 

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that nineteen (19) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 2:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Educational Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – four (4) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – eight (8) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Eight hundred seventy-four (874) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-five (95) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that twenty-eight (28) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of December 2:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/ Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/ Community Work Center– one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – nine (9) staff members
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – five (5) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred forty-eight (248) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred forty-five (445) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that twenty-two (22) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 30:

  • Alexander City Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – seven (7) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred twenty-six (226) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred thirty-nine (439) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-one (21) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 30:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Birmingham Community-Based/Community Work Center – two (2) inmates
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – twelve (12) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Eight hundred fifty-five (855) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighty-six (86) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites, and testing all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. For more information, please review our September 16 COVID-19 update.

This process continues and is occurring over a four-day period this week at the following facilities:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Camden Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Camden, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Mobile Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Eight Mile, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – staff + inmates

The ADOC’s Monday COVID-19 update is below.

INMATE POPULATION

Ash-Shakur Halim Shabazz, a 60-year-old inmate who was serving a 26-year sentence for rape and sodomy out of Houston County at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Alabama, passed away on November 20.

Shabazz, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on November 20 for additional care after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that Inmate Shabazz was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.

Danny Joe Mann, a 66-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for discharging a firearm into school bus or school building out of Marshall County at Hamilton Community Based-Facility/ Community Work Center in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on November 23.

Mann, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on November 23 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. He was tested for the disease upon admission and returned a positive test result. Mann remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that forty (40) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 27:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Birmingham Community-Based/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – sixteen (16) inmates
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – three (3) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – eight (8) inmates
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Eight hundred thirty-four (834) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-six (76) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that thirty (30) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 27:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – three (3) staff members
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – seven (7) staff members
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – three (3) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – seven (7) staff members
  • Clair Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred eight (208) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred thirty-five (435) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that twenty-two (22) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 20:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/ Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – six (6) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/ Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – four (4) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred eighty-two (182) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred thirty-two (432) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.


INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eleven (11) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 20:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – three (3) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Community-Based/ Community Work Center – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – four (4) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred ninety-four (794) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-seven (77) of which remain active.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next COVID update will be on Monday, Nov. 30.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that twelve (12) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 18:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/ Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – four (4) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred sixty-seven (167) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred twenty-five (425) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.


INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eight (8) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 18:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – four (4) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred eighty-three (783) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-nine (69) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that sixteen (16) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 16:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/ Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred sixty-seven (167) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred thirteen (413) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.


INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fourteen (14) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 16:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred seventy-five (775) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred twenty-four (224) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

NEW SANITATION AND VIRUS-MITIGATION EQUIPMENT

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has utilized approximately $10 million of allocated federal coronavirus funds (CARES Act), which were appropriated by act of the Alabama State Legislature and Governor Ivey, to purchase new sanitation and virus-mitigation equipment to enhance the Department’s ability to slow the spread of COVID-19 within its correctional facilities.

A well-coordinated effort has been underway to source and procure these new resources – the delivery of which has now begun across the correctional system. Due to increased national demand, some of the newly ordered sanitation and virus-mitigation equipment is pending receipt.

The below sanitation and virus-mitigation equipment has been delivered and is now in active use:

  • Sentry Secure Hand Sanitizer Dispensers (two hundred fifty-one [251]) – this device is a corrections-grade, floor-mounted steel device that dispenses gel and/or liquid hand sanitizer products. Foot pedal activation reduces contamination risk due to hand contact. These dispensers are in addition to our existing wall-mounted dispensers, and are being placed strategically throughout ADOC facilities, including immediately outside living and food services areas.
  • Airofog AR9 Thermal Foggers (fifty [50]) – this device is designed for the heavy decontamination of large areas, including dormitories and cafeterias. ADOC staff is being trained on its use, which can actively decontaminate areas following exposure.
  • Victory Innovations Hand-held Backpack Sprayers (two hundred ten [210]) – this device is designed to decontaminate frequently used areas such as restrooms, showers, communal areas, staff offices, and administrative areas, and can be effective for larger applications as needed.
  • Transport Buses (three [3]) – in order to transport inmates in a safe, more socially-distanced manner, three (3) new buses with built-in decontamination systems have been ordered – one (1) of which has arrived and is now being utilized at Kilby Correctional Facility. The buses are equipped with the RDS 3110 Total Asset Decontamination system, which calculates the cubic air space of the vehicle and distributes an appropriate amount of decontaminate. The ADOC is awaiting delivery of thirty-five (35) additional RDS 3100 Total Asset Decontamination systems, which will be installed in the existing transport fleet upon arrival.

The ADOC will announce additional sanitation and virus-mitigation equipment purchased with CARES Act funds upon their receipt and delivery to our facilities. 

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that twenty-five (25) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 13:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Elba Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Loxley Community-Based/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Red Eagle Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifty-five (155) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred nine (409) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.


INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that ten (10) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 13:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred sixty-one (761) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred twenty-one (221) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites, and testing all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. For more information, please review our September 16 COVID-19 update.

This process continues and is occurring over a four-day period next week at the following facilities: 

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – staff + inmates


INMATE POPULATION

Frank Johnson, an 81-year-old inmate who was serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree rape out of Escambia County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on November 5.

Johnson, who was housed in St. Clair’s infirmary for multiple chronic preexisting medical conditions, was admitted to a local hospital on July 7 after testing positive for COVID-19 at the facility. Inmate Johnson was presumed recovered when his condition improved, and was released from the local hospital. Johnson remained in St. Clair’s infirmary for advanced treatment for his end-stage preexisting medical conditions. He remained under the care of St. Clair’s infirmary until his passing. The full autopsy report concluded that Inmate Johnson was COVID-19 positive at the time of his death.

Lassalee Minnifield, a 73-year-old inmate who was serving three life sentences and a 50-year sentence for rape out of Jefferson County at Bullock Correctional Facility (Bullock) in Union Springs, Alabama, passed away on November 10.

Minnifield, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on November 4 after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Upon returning a positive test result, Minnifield was moved to level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within Bullock’s infirmary. Upon his condition worsening, he was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on November 9. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty (20) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 11:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – fourteen (14) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Community-Based/ Community Work Release Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred fifty-one (751) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred twenty-three (223) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that nineteen (19) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 11:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Bibb Correctional Facility – five (5) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Frank Lee Community-Based/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • North Alabama Community-Based/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-two (132) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred eight (408) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Norman Clark Gangle, a 66-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for first-degree sodomy out of St. Clair County at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on November 8.

Gangle, who suffered from multiple advanced-stage medical conditions, was admitted to a local hospital on November 8 after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.  He was tested for the disease upon admission and returned a positive test result. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that nine (9) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 6:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – seven (7) inmates
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred thirty-one (731) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred twenty-two (222) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that twenty (20) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 6:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Frank Lee Community-Based/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community-Based/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • North Alabama Community-Based/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – five (5) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fourteen (114) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred seven (407) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

NEW COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today announced the implementation of video connect services, also referred to as video visitation, and Inbound eMessaging across the State’s correctional system.

Video connect services and Inbound eMessaging increase lines of communication, improve our ability to provide meaningful visitation experiences, and encourage sustained connections between inmates and their families and friends. The implementation of this technology across our system helps further our mission to empower successful reentry into society upon release, as multiple studies have shown that sustained connections between inmates and their loved ones help reduce recidivism.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented operational challenges for the ADOC and prison systems across the country, including our ability to provide safe, in-person visitation experiences. The launch of these initiatives will help combat communications challenges associated with our temporary, system-wide in-person visitation restrictions.

Inmates will be able to use the video connect kiosks by appointment, scheduled incrementally to allow for safe and personalized experiences. Families and friends can securely send photos to inmates for view via the kiosk after approval by facility staff. It is important to note that once it is deemed safe to resume more standard facility operations, video connect services will continue to supplement in-person visitation to allow for greater connectivity and resource availability. For some families, video connect sessions may provide a more affordable option for those who must travel for in-person visitation.

Additionally, as an alternative to written correspondence, family and friends can utilize our new Inbound eMessaging platform to send eMessages (emails), eCards, and photos that will be processed securely, printed, and distributed by facility staff to their incarcerated loved ones.

Beta testing of video connect services began at select ADOC facilities on September 10, 2020, and the program is expected to be rolled out to all other ADOC facilities by early December. Inbound eMessaging soon will be active and accessible across the correctional system.

INMATE POPULATION

Paul Bryan Young, a 52-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder and a 20-year sentence for attempted murder out of Mobile County at Bibb Correctional Facility (Bibb) in Brent, Alabama, passed away on November 4.

Young, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on November 1 after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. He returned a positive test result and was moved to level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, at Bibb. Upon his condition worsening, he was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on November 2. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

The ADOC has confirmed that eleven (11) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 4:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – eight (8) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) –two (2) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred twenty-two (722) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred thirty (230) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that thirteen (13) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 4:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community-Based/ Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – four (4) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Ninety-five (95) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred six (406) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that seven (7) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 2:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-three (83) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred five (405) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eight (8) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of November 2:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Seven hundred eleven (711) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two hundred twenty-nine (229) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that eleven (11) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 30:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-five (85) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred ninety-one (391) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 30:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/ Community Work Center – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Five hundred forty (540) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighty-one (81) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Albert Edward Mendel, Jr., a 66-year-old inmate who was serving a 38-year sentence for first-degree sodomy out of Marshall County at Limestone Correctional Facility (Limestone) in Harvest, Alabama, passed away on October 29.

Mendel, who was housed in Limestone’s infirmary for hospice care related to an end-stage medical condition, was tested for COVID-19 on September 28 after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Upon returning a positive test result, Mendel was moved to medical isolation within Limestone’s infirmary. Upon his condition worsening, Mendel was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on October 9. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that six (6) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 28:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Five hundred thirty-eight (538) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-one (91) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that twelve (12) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 28:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-five (75) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred ninety (390) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 26:

  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

The individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Sixty-five (65) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred eighty-eight (388) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that twenty-four (24) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 26:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – seven (7) inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs. Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Loxley Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – three (3) inmates
  • North Alabama Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – seven (7) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Five hundred thirty-two (532) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighty-nine (89) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that eleven (11) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 23:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Elba Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Sixty-four (64) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred eighty-eight (388) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that seven (7)  inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 23:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Five hundred eight  (508) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-nine (69)  of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Expanded Testing Update

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites, and testing all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. For more information, please review our September 16 COVID-19 update.

This process continues and is occurring over a four-day period next week at the following facilities: 

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – staff only
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – staff + inmates

The ADOC’s Friday COVID-19 update is below.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 21:

  • Childersburg Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-five (55) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred eighty-six (386) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that nineteen (19) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 21:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – fourteen (14) inmates
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center – two (2) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Five hundred and one (501) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-eight (68) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites. Additionally, we are testing inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. This process is being completed at regional groups of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing, and quarantine actions can be taken, if necessary, upon receipt and verification of group test results.

We have completed this process and verified the COVID-19 test results collected at the third group of facilities:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery Alabama) – staff only
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – staff + inmates

Results from this group are outlined below. 

ADOC STAFF 

The ADOC has not verified any new positive cases of COVID-19 among the one hundred forty (140) staff members who voluntarily participated in this process.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has verified twenty-three (23) new positive cases of COVID-19 among the one thousand nine hundred fifty-six (1,956) inmates who voluntarily participated in this process:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – nineteen (19) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – four (4) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

For the latest, comprehensive COVID-19 testing data and newly released information related to the disease’s evolving impact on our correctional system, please visit our website: http://www.doc.alabama.gov/covid19news

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that eight (8) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of our last report on October 19:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Fifty-three (53) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred eighty-four (384) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of our last report on October 19:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) inmate
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred fifty-nine (459) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-six (26) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of our last report on October 16:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-six (46) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred eighty-three (383) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of our last report on October 16:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred fifty-five (455) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-one (41) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Scottie Alton Johnson, a 45-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder and a 10-year sentence for assault out of Houston County at Bullock Correctional Facility (Bullock) in Clayton, Alabama, passed away on August 1. 

Johnson, who suffered from preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on July 31 for care ostensibly unrelated to COVID-19. He was tested for COVID-19 upon admission per hospital protocol and returned a negative test result. However, the full autopsy report provided by the State Medical Examiner concluded that Johnson’s cause of death was complications of COVID-19.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of our last report on October 14:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred fifty-three (453) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-nine (39) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of our last report on October 14:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-five (45) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred eighty-two (382) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites, and testing all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. For more information, please review our September 16 COVID-19 update.

This process continues and is occurring over a four-day period this week at the following facilities: 

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery Alabama) – staff only
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – staff + inmates

The ADOC’s Wednesday COVID-19 update is below.

INMATE POPULATION

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that seven (7) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 12:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – seven (7) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred forty-eight (448) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-six (36) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that eleven (11) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 12:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility – four (4) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-four (44) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred eighty (380) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites. Additionally, we are testing inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. As indicated in our September 16 COVID-19 update, this process will be completed in small batches of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing, and quarantine actions can be taken, if necessary, upon receipt and verification of batch test results.

We have completed this process and verified the COVID-19 test results collected at the second batch of facilities previously announced:

  • Alex City Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – staff only
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – staff only
  • Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – staff + inmates
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – staff + Inmates

Results are outlined below.  

ADOC STAFF 

The ADOC has not verified any new positive cases of COVID-19 among the thirty-six (36) staff members who voluntarily participated in this process.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has not verified any new positive cases of COVID-19 among the three hundred twenty (320)  inmates who voluntarily participated in this process at the first batch of facilities (referenced above).

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Johnny Dwight Terry, a 74-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder out of Lawrence County at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Alabama, passed away on October 8.  

Terry, who suffered from multiple preexisting medical conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on October 6 for additional care after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission, he tested positive for the disease. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing. 

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 7:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred forty-one (441) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-three (33) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 7:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility – four (4) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-four (44) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred sixty-nine (369) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

**The ADOC’s Central Office will be closed Monday, October 12 in observance of the State holiday. Our next regularly scheduled COVID-19 update will occur on Wednesday, October 14, and will reflect data captured through the previous 48-hour period, per our standard protocol.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Timothy Lindsey Bearry, a 65-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for first-degree sexual abuse and theft of property out of Jefferson County at Ventress Correctional Facility (Ventress) in Clayton, Alabama, passed away on October 5.  

Bearry, who had an advanced terminal illness, tested positive for COVID-19 at Ventress on September 10 and was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on September 11. He remained under the care of the local hospital until October 5, when he was discharged to Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama, for palliative care. He passed away en route to Kilby.

The ADOC has confirmed that nine (9) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 5:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred thirty-nine (439) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-three (33) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 5:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-five (45) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred sixty-four (364) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Willie Bernard Collins, a 67-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder out of Mobile County at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton) in Elmore, Alabama, passed away on October 1.  

Collins, who was housed in Staton’s infirmary due to multiple preexisting health conditions, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11. At the time, he was placed in medical isolation within the infirmary per standard protocol and appropriate medical care was provided by healthcare staff. Upon his condition worsening, he was transferred to a local hospital on July 31 for additional care, where he remained until his passing. 

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 2:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred thirty (430) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-five (25) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of October 2:

  • Alex City Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility– one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-two (42) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred sixty-four (364) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 30:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-eight (38) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred sixty-four (364) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eleven (11) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 30:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Four hundred twenty-seven (427) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-six (26) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

EXPANDED TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites. Additionally, we are testing inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. As indicated in our September 16 COVID-19 update, this process will be completed in small batches of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing, and quarantine actions can be taken, if necessary, upon receipt and verification of batch test results.

We have completed this process and verified the COVID-19 test results collected at the first batch of facilities previously announced:

  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Childersburg Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama)

Results are outlined below.  

ADOC STAFF 

The ADOC has not verified any new positive cases of COVID-19 among the forty-eight (48) staff members who voluntarily participated in this process.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has verified one (1) new positive case of COVID-19 among the five hundred thirty-eight (538) inmates who voluntarily participated in this process:

  • Hamilton Community Based Facility/Community Work Center – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

For the latest, comprehensive COVID-19 testing data and newly released information related to the disease’s evolving impact on our correctional system, please visit our website: http://www.doc.alabama.gov/covid19news

 

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 28:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-three (33) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred sixty-three (363) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 28:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Four hundred fifteen (415) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifteen (15) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC TESTING UPDATE

Earlier this month, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced we have begun providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites, and have begun testing all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates. For more information, please review our September 16 COVID-19 update.

This process continues and will occur over a four-day period this week at the following facilities: 

  • Alex City Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama)
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama)
  • Frank Lee Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama)
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility (Montgomery, Alabama)

We anticipate that results from the first batch of facilities tested will be reported later this week.

The ADOC’s Monday COVID-19 update is below.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 25:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-one (31) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred sixty-two (362) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 25:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Four hundred eleven (411) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifteen (15) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Christopher Nalls, a 59-year-old inmate who was serving a 15-year sentence for theft of property out of Fayette County at Hamilton Community Based Facility / Community Work Center in Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on September 10.  

Nalls, who suffered from multiple preexisting health conditions, was transferred to a local hospital on August 31 for care unrelated to COVID-19. He was tested for COVID-19 upon admission per hospital protocol and returned a negative test result. Nalls’s condition improved and he was discharged from the hospital on September 4. However, upon his condition worsening, he was readmitted to the hospital on September 10 and passed away later that day. A positive test result for COVID-19 was returned post-mortem.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has not confirmed any new cases of COVID-19 among our inmate population as of September 23.

Four hundred nine (409) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirteen (13) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 23:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – three (3) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Twenty-eight (28) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred sixty-two (362) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 21:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-two (42) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty-one (341) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 21:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred eight (408) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixteen (16) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 18:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-eight (38) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty-one (341) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 18:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Four hundred five (405) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-eight (28) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

James Pruitt Jr., a 63-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for murder out of Mobile County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on September 16.  

Pruitt was transferred to a local hospital on August 4 for additional care related to multiple chronic, preexisting health conditions. Despite being asymptomatic, he was tested for COVID-19 upon admission per hospital protocol and returned a positive test result. Pruitt’s condition improved and he was discharged from the hospital to St. Clair’s infirmary on August 19. However, upon his condition worsening, he was readmitted to the hospital on August 22 where he remained until his passing.  

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 16:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Four hundred four (404) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-eight (28) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 16:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-six (36) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty-one (341) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC TESTING UPDATE

On July 9, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced expanded COVID-19 testing protocols to enhance its virus containment and clinical management strategies to best protect the safety, security, and wellbeing of its staff and inmate populations.

Over the past two months, we have worked with Alabama Interactive, LLC, our selected community partner, to finalize the comprehensive plan and timeline to provide free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites. We have been methodical and strategic in our planning approach to ensure that our expanded testing protocols can be implemented successfully, clinical resources remain available, and necessary staffing levels can be maintained. In addition, we will test all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of inmates with high risk factors as an enhancement to our current testing protocols. 

We are pleased to share that this process will begin tomorrow, September 17. The testing process will be completed in small batches of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing, and quarantine actions can be taken, if necessary, upon receipt of batch test results. The ADOC will provide public notice in advance of beginning each testing batch and will issue a subsequent standalone report – separate from our ongoing COVID-19 reports – with an overview of the batch test results once verified.

This process will start and occur over a two-day period at the following facilities:

  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Childersburg Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama)
  • Hamilton Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama)

Please note that all participation in this process, including inmate participation, is completely voluntary per applicable law. The resources required to provide and facilitate system-wide COVID-19 testing are being procured through CARES Act funds appropriated to the ADOC by Governor Kay Ivey. We will continue to consult with the Alabama Department of Public Health as we implement and complete testing at each facility.

The ADOC’s Wednesday COVID-19 update is below.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 14:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-four (34) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty-one (341) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 14:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Four hundred three (403) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-eight (28) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 11:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-three (33) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty (340) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eight (8) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 11:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Four hundred one (401) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-six (46) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

John Paul Dejnozka, a 76-year-old inmate who was serving 830 years related to seventeen (17) sentences to be served consecutively, including two (2) counts of rape; two (2) counts of assault with intent to maim; one (1) count of burglary and assault with intent to ravish; eleven (11) counts of first-degree burglary; and one (1) count of second-degree burglary out of Madison County at Holman Correctional Facility (Holman) in Atmore, Alabama, passed away on September 9. 

Dejnozka was tested for COVID-19 at Holman after exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease. He returned a positive test result and was placed on level-three quarantine. Upon his condition worsening, he was admitted to a local hospital for additional care, where he remained until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that seven (7) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 9:

  • Holman – six (6) inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred ninety-three (393) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-five (45) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 9:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-two (32) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty (340) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 7:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three (3) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-one (31) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty (340) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-seven (27) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 7:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eighteen (18) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – nine (9) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred eighty-six (386) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-nine (49) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 2:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-three (33) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred thirty-two (332) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of September 2:

  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred fifty-nine (359) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty (30) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 31:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-three (33) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred thirty (330) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 31:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred fifty-three (353) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-nine (29) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

INMATE POPULATION

Jonathan Mallory, a 33-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for first-degree assault and a 25-year sentence for first-degree robbery out of Calhoun County at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, passed away on August 27.

Mallory was admitted to a local hospital for treatment of an unrelated medical condition on July 10. He tested negative for COVID-19 upon admission. He was retested for COVID-19 on July 16 and returned a positive result. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that ten (10) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 28:

  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – six (6) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred fifty-two (352) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-six (76) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 31:

  • Holman Correctional Facility – two (2) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-three (33) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred twenty-nine (329) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

ADOC REPORTING UPDATE

The ADOC continues to evaluate and refine its COVID-19 reporting protocols to maintain a sustainable model for sharing accurate and transparent information in a timely manner. In our ongoing evaluations, we thoroughly consider the daily burden on key medical staff as it relates to examining, vetting, and reporting COVID-19 data, particularly as our testing capabilities have increased over time. 

To ensure both continued accuracy of information and a reasonable daily burden on our staff, moving forward the ADOC will now produce external COVID-19 reports on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. These reports will provide a clear snapshot of the disease’s impact on our entire system and reflect data from 48 hours prior to their release.

We will continue to update our COVID-19 website dashboard in conjunction with the release of our external reports.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 28:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty-three (33) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred twenty-six (326) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 27:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred forty-two (342) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-eight (68) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 27:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Thirty (30) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred twenty-five (325) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 26:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred thirty-nine (339) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-one (71) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 26:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Forty-seven (47) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred seven (307) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has not confirmed any new cases of COVID-19 among our inmate population as of August 25:

Three hundred thirty-six (336) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-five (75) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 25:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-seven (77) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred seventy-six (276) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 24:

  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred thirty-six (336) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighty-two (82) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Sylvester Hartley, a 60-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for three counts of first-degree kidnapping out of Escambia County at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama, passed away on August 21, 2020.

Hartley, who suffered from several advanced, underlying medical conditions, was admitted to a local hospital on July 4 after showing symptoms of COVID-19. He tested positive for the disease upon admission. Hartley’s condition improved and he was discharged from the hospital to St. Clair’s infirmary. However, upon his condition worsening, he was readmitted to the hospital for critical care on July 25 where he remained until his passing.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates haves tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 21:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred thirty-two (332) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy-eight (78) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 24:

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-six (76) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred seventy-five (275) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 21:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-four (74) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred seventy-five (275) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 20:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred thirty (330) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-four (94) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has not confirmed any new positive cases of COVID-19 among our staff as of 12:00 p.m. on August 20:

Seventy-four (74) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred seventy-four (274) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 19:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.  

Three hundred twenty-nine (329) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-four (94) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 19:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-five (75) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred seventy-three (273) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 18:

  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred twenty-four (324) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-three (93) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 18:

  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-six (76) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred seventy (270) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-one (21) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 17:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – eighteen (18) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred twenty-three (323) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred sixteen (116) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 17:

  • Mobile Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Prichard, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-seven (77) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred sixty-seven (267) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 14:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred two (302) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-six (96) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 14:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Ninety (90) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred fifty-four (254) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 13:

  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • St. Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred (300) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred nine (109) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

William Edward King, a 65-year-old inmate who was serving consecutive life-sentences for rape out of Jefferson County and for kidnapping out of St. Clair County, a 15-year sentence for rape and burglary out of Jefferson County, and a one-year sentence for burglary out of Jefferson County, passed away at Kilby Correction Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama, on August 11.

King, who was housed in Kilby’s infirmary due to advanced and end-stage preexisting medical conditions, was tested and subsequently returned a positive result for COVID-19 on June 1 upon admission to a local hospital for additional treatment. Inmate King’s condition improved, and he was released from the local hospital. However, upon his condition worsening, he was readmitted to the hospital for critical care on July 26. On August 11, King was discharged from the hospital to hospice care within Kilby’s infirmary, where he passed away later that day.   

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 12:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred ninety-six (296) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred five (105) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 13:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-four (134) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred five (206) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 12:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-four (134) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred five (205) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 11:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred ninety (290) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred (100) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

James Dunner, a 76-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for first-degree sodomy out of Mobile County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on August 10.

Dunner, who was housed in St. Clair’s infirmary due to multiple chronic and underlying health conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on July 30 and returned a positive test result on August 2. He remained under the care of St. Clair’s infirmary staff until his passing.  

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fifty (50) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 10:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – twenty-two (22) inmates
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – nineteen (19) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Clair – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred eighty-eight (288) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-eight (98) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 11:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-three (133) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Two hundred three (203) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that ten (10) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 7:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – six (6) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred forty (140) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred ninety (190) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 6:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Currently, ADOC’s OHS is awaiting final laboratory results on 160 pending tests.

Two hundred thirty-five (235) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-eight (58) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that ten (10) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 7:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – six (6) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred forty (140) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred ninety (190) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 6:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Currently, ADOC’s OHS is awaiting final laboratory results on 160 pending tests.

Two hundred thirty-five (235) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-eight (58) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 6:

  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-five (135) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred eighty-five (185) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eleven (11) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 5:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred thirty-two (232) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-seven (57) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 5:

  • Alex City Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alexander City, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-eight (138) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred seventy-nine (179) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 4:

  • Clair Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred twenty-one (221) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty (50) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 4:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Prichard, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-five (135) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred seventy-eight (178) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of August 3:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred nineteen (219) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-two (62) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

James Cowan, a 74-year-old inmate who was serving a 25-year sentence for murder out of Montgomery County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on August 1.

Cowan, who was housed in St. Clair’s infirmary, was transferred to a local hospital for additional care related to multiple severe underlying medical conditions. He was tested for COVID-19 upon admission to the hospital on July 24 and returned a positive test result on July 26. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that eight (8) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 31:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair – three (3) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred fifteen (215) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-eight (58) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on August 3:

  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred thirty-two (132) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred seventy-five (175) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that eight (8) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on July 31:

  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty-eight (128) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred seventy-three (173) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 30:

  • Elmore Correctional Facility – three (3) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred seven (207) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty (60) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on July 30:

  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty (120) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred seventy-three (173) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 29:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred one (201) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-one (61) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on July 29:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, AL) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty-two (122) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred sixty-six (168) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 28:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Two hundred (200) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-one (61) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that five (5) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on July 28:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, AL) – one (1) staff member
  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, AL) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, AL) – one (1) staff member
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, AL) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, AL) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty-three (123) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred sixty-six (166) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 27:

  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred ninety-nine (199) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, seventy (70) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on July 27:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Decatur, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty-three (123) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred sixty-one (161) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fourteen (14) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 26:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – five (5) inmates
  • Kilby Correctional Facility – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred ninety-five (195) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-six (66) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Robert Lopez, a 73-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for robbery out of Etowah County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on July 21.

Lopez, who was housed in St. Clair’s infirmary due to multiple chronic and underlying health conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on June 11 and returned a negative test result. He remained under the care of St. Clair’s infirmary staff until his passing. A positive test result for COVID-19 was returned post-mortem.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that six (6) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 23:

  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Clair – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred eighty-one (181) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred twenty (120) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that six (6) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. on July 24:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility – three (3) staff members
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred twenty (120) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred fifty-eight (158) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that five (5) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. on July 23:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifteen (115) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred fifty-seven (157) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that ten (10) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 22:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eight (8) inmates
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred seventy five (175) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred twenty (120) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that five (5) additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. on July 22:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Hamilton Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred sixteen (116) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred fifty-one (151) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) additional inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 21:

  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred sixty-five (165) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred ten (110) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that twenty-one (21) additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. on July 21:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Childersburg Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – six (6) staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – four (4) staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred fifteen (115) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred forty-seven (147) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 20:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Elmore Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred sixty-four (164) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred ten (110) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Wilson Roosevelt Conner, a 47-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Marengo County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on July 17.

Conner, who suffered from multiple underlying conditions including end-stage renal disease, was tested for COVID-19 on July 13 and subsequently transferred to a local hospital for additional care. Conner returned a positive test result for COVID-19 on July 15. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his passing.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that fourteen (14) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 17:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – nine (9) inmates
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Clair – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred sixty (160) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred seven (107) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that ten (10) additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. on July 20:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain – three (3) staff members
  • Mobile Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Prichard, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair – one (1) staff member
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

One hundred four (104) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred thirty-seven (137) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that seven (7) additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, as of 12 p.m.  July 17:

  • Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – two (2) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Ninety-seven (97) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred thirty-four (134) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, as of July 16:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred forty-six (146) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, one hundred (100) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Ricky Lynn Patterson, a 61-year-old inmate who was serving an 87-month sentence for two counts of distribution of a controlled substance out of Talladega County at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton) in Elmore, Alabama, passed away on July 15.

Inmate Patterson, who was housed in Staton’s infirmary due to multiple advanced and chronic medical conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on June 11 after exposure to another inmate housed in the infirmary who tested positive for the disease. Upon returning a negative test result for COVID-19, Patterson remained under level-two quarantine as a precautionary measure until his June 26 transfer to a local hospital for a scheduled procedure. Per hospital protocol, he was retested for COVID-19 at the hospital on June 29 and subsequently returned a positive test result. Patterson was discharged from the hospital on July 8, but was transferred back on July 9 due to complications from the procedure performed while he was hospitalized. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 15:

  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred forty-one (141) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ninety-five (95) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since 12 p.m. on July 15:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Mobile Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Prichard, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Ninety-one (91) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred thirty-three (133) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since 12 p.m. on July 15:

  • Alabama Corrections Academy (Selma, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Montgomery Women’s Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-eight (88) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred thirty-three (133) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 since July 14:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred thirty-nine (139) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population since April 16, ninety- four (94) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that ten (10) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 13:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Criminal Justice Center (Montgomery, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Loxley Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Loxley, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – two (2) staff members
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-seven (87) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred thirty-one (131) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that four (4) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 12:

  • Bullock – one (1) inmate
  • Fountain – two (2) inmates
  • Clair – one (1) inmate

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred thirty-eight (138) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population since April 16, ninety-seven (97) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Barry Stewart Foy, a 57-year-old inmate who was serving concurrent 20-year sentences for burglary out of Butler County and criminal possession of a forged instrument out of Baldwin County at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton) in Elmore, Alabama, passed away on July 10.

Inmate Foy, who was housed in Staton’s infirmary due to multiple advanced and chronic conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on June 11 after direct exposure to another inmate housed in the infirmary who tested positive for the disease. Upon returning a positive test result for COVID-19, Foy remained in the infirmary under medical isolation. On June 20, Foy was transferred to a local hospital for additional care once his condition began to decline. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

Laveris Evans, a 31-year-old inmate who was serving a 15-year sentence for robbery out of Jefferson County at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama, passed away on July 12.

Inmate Evans was tested for COVID-19 at Easterling on June 23 after exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease. Evans did not suffer from any known preexisting health conditions. He was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on June 25 after his condition began to decline and returned a second positive test result for COVID-19 while at the hospital. Evans remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.  

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that thirty-four (34) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 10:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – four (4) inmates
  • Easterling – four (4) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – twenty-six (26) inmates

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

One hundred thirty-four (134) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population since April 16, ninety-three (93) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that eight (8) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 10:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one (1) staff member
  • Easterling - two (2) staff members
  • Kilby Correctional Facility (Montgomery, Alabama) – five (5) staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-one (81) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred twenty-seven (127) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

**Please note that the ADOC has removed one misreported employee positive at Holman Correctional Facility from its COVID-19 dashboard.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, and three (3) staff members at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s OHS has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-six (76) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred twenty-five (125) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate at St. Clair has tested positive for COVID-19. All existing quarantine protocols or newly implemented practices, as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director, are being maintained at each facility where positive inmates currently are housed.

Currently, ADOC’s OHS is awaiting final laboratory results on 59 pending tests.

One hundred (100) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-two (62) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC TESTING UPDATE

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today announced it has begun the process of implementing expanded COVID-19 testing protocols to enhance its virus containment and clinical management strategies to best protect the safety, security, and wellbeing of its staff and inmate populations. The ADOC’s ultimate goal is to, over time, test every inmate across the correctional system for COVID-19.

Currently, inmates are tested for COVID-19 upon intake, when exhibiting signs or symptoms of the disease, and prior to community medical appointments and procedures. As we continue to note, staff members are asked to self-report a positive test result for COVID-19 and self-quarantine as directed by their healthcare providers.

Our next phase of expanded COVID-19 testing, which will begin in the near future, includes testing our most medically vulnerable inmate populations. Additionally, we will test all inmates prior to release at the end of their sentence and notification of positive results will be provided to the health department in the county in which they have indicated they plan to reside.

The Department is working to develop a comprehensive plan and timeline to implement its expanded COVID-19 testing protocols. This plan will include providing staff members with access to free testing on a yet-to-be determined schedule. The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) is working with community partners to develop both fixed and mobile testing sites and provide necessary logistical support.

Our intent is to take a strategic and methodical approach in an effort to ensure that protocols can be implemented successfully, clinical resources remain available, and necessary staffing levels can be maintained. We will continue to consult with the Alabama Department of Public Health as we move toward our goal of testing all inmates across the correctional system.

As a result of these enhanced testing protocols and COVID-19’s continued and evolving impact on our correctional system, the ADOC also will make a series of reporting shifts to develop a more sustainable model for sharing COVID-19 information pertinent to public health without negatively impacting critical care to our inmates and staff, nor the Department’s commitment to transparency.

The Department will continue to provide daily updates on newly identified cases among our inmates and staff members as well as the respective facilities at which they live or work. In addition, all COVID-19-related inmate deaths, and available associated details, will continue to be reported. However, non-critical details, including dorm- or area-specific quarantine measures taken as a result of a positive test, whether the inmate in question was symptomatic or asymptomatic at the time of the positive test, or if he or she requires a higher level of medical care following a positive test result, no longer will be reported.  

Our goal in making this shift is to reduce the daily burden on key medical staff as it relates to reporting non-critical details for each newly identified positive case while also continuing to provide a clear snapshot of the virus’ ongoing impact on our facilities.

The ADOC continues to monitor closely COVID-19’s evolving impact on our correctional system, state, and country, and gather additional data around which informed and strategic operational decisions can be made. As it has been since the onset of this pandemic, the Department’s intent is to keep the public apprised, without compromising security, of our ongoing and evolving response to COVID-19 in our facilities. 

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama;
  • two (2) staff members at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama;
  • six (6) staff members at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member at the Criminal Justice Center in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These twelve (12) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s OHS has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-two (72) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred twenty-five (125) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. All existing quarantine protocols or newly implemented practices, as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director, are being maintained at each facility where positive inmates currently are housed.

Currently, ADOC’s OHS is awaiting final laboratory results on 56 pending tests.

Ninety-nine (99) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-one (61) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • two (2) staff members at the Criminal Justice Center in Montgomery, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff members at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine as advised.

Seventy-six (76) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred nine (109) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. All existing quarantine protocols or newly implemented practices, as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director, are being maintained at each facility where positive inmates currently are housed.

Ninety-eight (98) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty (60) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Raymond Earl Allen, a 59-year-old inmate who was serving a 15-year sentence for rape out of Montgomery County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on July 6.

On June 29, inmate Allen immediately was transferred to a local hospital from St. Clair’s infirmary after exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, as he was considered high-risk due to end-stage renal disease. Upon admission to the hospital, he was tested for COVID-19 and subsequently returned a positive test result. Allen remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate at St. Clair has tested positive for COVID-19. All existing quarantine protocols or newly implemented practices, as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director, are being maintained at each facility where positive inmates currently are housed.

Ninety-seven (97) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifty-nine (59) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member at the Alex City Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Alexander City, Alabama;
  • two (2) staff members at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama; and
  • four (4) staff members at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These seven (7) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-two (82) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred (100) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

ADOC STAFF

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member at the Criminal Justice Center in Montgomery, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-three (83) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Ninety-two (92) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-one (21) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Easterling Correctional Facility – four (4) inmates
  • Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – twelve (12) inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three (3) inmates
  • Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Newly identified positive cases outlined above include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Ninety-six (96) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixty-four (64) of which remain active.

Please note – this week, the ADOC is evaluating its reporting structure for COVID-19. We will be making several strategic shifts to develop a more sustainable model for sharing COVID-19 information pertinent to public health without negatively impacting critical care to our inmates and staff nor the Department’s commitment to transparency. Our goal in this endeavor is to continue to provide a clear snapshot of the virus’s evolving impact on our facilities while also reducing the daily burden on key medical staff as it relates to reporting non-critical details for each newly identified positive case.

More information on this strategic shift is forthcoming.

COVID-19 Response

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is saddened to announce the death of an employee at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Wetumpka, Alabama. This staff member recently tested positive for COVID-19. The ADOC extends its heartfelt condolences to the employee’s family and loved ones during this difficult time and is grateful for the employee’s service to the Department. This is the Department’s second COVID-19-related staff or contracted staff death.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member at Tutwiler have tested positive for COVID-19.

These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine as advised.

Eighty-four (84) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eighty-seven (87) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that five (5) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – one (1) inmate
  • St. Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – two (2) inmates
  • Easterling Correctional Facility (Clio, Alabama) – two (2) inmates

Staton Correctional Facility (Staton): The inmate in question was tested and returned a negative result for COVID-19 on June 11 following direct exposure while in Staton’s infirmary. He remained under quarantine until his transfer to a local hospital on June 26 for a scheduled procedure. While asymptomatic, he was retested for COVID-19 at the hospital on June 29 and subsequently returned a positive test result. He remains under the care of the hospital. The infirmary at Staton remains on level-three quarantine.

St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair): After the two inmates in question began exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, both were taken to a local hospital, tested, and returned a positive result. These two inmates remain under the care of the hospital. The dormitory in which these inmates were housed has been placed on level-two quarantine.

Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling): One of the inmates in question tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital while under their care for unrelated health conditions. Upon transfer back to Easterling, he was placed in medical isolation. The second inmate in question tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. He also has been placed in medical isolation. The dormitories in which these inmates were housed remain on level-one quarantine.

All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where the newly identified positive inmates are currently housed.

Seventy-five (75) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-three (43) of which remain active.

In honor of Independence Day, the ADOC will be closed tomorrow, July 3. The next update to ADOC’s online COVID-19 dashboard will occur Monday, July 6.

COVID-19 Response

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Billie Joe Moore, a 73-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murder out of Morgan County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, passed away on June 27.

Inmate Moore, who previously tested negative for COVID-19, was transferred from St. Clair to a local hospital on June 23 due to complications from advanced lung cancer. He remained under the care of the hospital until his passing. A positive test result for COVID-19 was returned post-mortem.

Henry Robinson, a 56-year-old inmate who was serving a 20-year sentence for second-degree burglary out of Mobile County at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton) in Elmore, Alabama, passed away on June 30.

Inmate Robinson suffered from preexisting chronic health conditions and, on June 25, was transferred from Staton to a local hospital for additional medical care unrelated to COVID-19. Prior to this transfer, Robinson was not displaying signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Upon admission to the hospital, he was tested for the disease and subsequently returned a positive test result. Robinson remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that one inmate at St. Clair has tested positive for COVID-19.  The inmate was transferred to a local hospital after exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive. He remains under the care of the hospital. After completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the dormitory in which this inmate was housed was placed on level-two quarantine.

Seventy (70) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty (40) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member at Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Birmingham, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Eighty-two (82) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eighty-seven (87) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Daniel Everett, a 74-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for production of obscene matter involving children under the age of 17 out of Madison County at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton) in Elmore, Alabama, passed away on June 30.

Inmate Everett, who was housed in Staton’s infirmary due to multiple advanced and chronic medical conditions, was tested for COVID-19 on June 11 after another inmate in the infirmary tested positive for the disease and subsequently passed away. Upon notification of his positive test result for COVID-19 on June 14, Everett was moved to medical isolation within the facility’s infirmary. He was transferred to a local hospital for additional care on June 22 once his condition began to deteriorate. Everett remained under the care of the hospital until his passing.

 INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that:

one (1) inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama;

one (1) inmate at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Wetumpka, Alabama; and

one (1) inmate at Staton have tested positive for COVID-19.

The St. Clair inmate was transferred to a local hospital after exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive. He remains under the care of the local hospital. The dormitory in which this inmate was housed has been placed on level-one quarantine.

The Tutwiler inmate, who remains asymptomatic, returned a positive test for COVID-19 as part of routine pre-operation testing conducted prior to a scheduled surgery. The inmate has been moved to medical isolation. The dormitory in which this inmate was housed remains on level-one quarantine.

The Staton inmate tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital, where he remains, while under their care for unrelated health conditions. The dormitory in which this inmate was housed has been placed on level-one quarantine.

All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented were made after completing our consultations with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider.

Sixty-nine (68) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-three (43) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Additionally, the ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member at the Alabama Corrections Academy has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual has not recently been on ADOC premises. He or she will self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by his or her healthcare provider.

Eighty-one (81) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eighty-four (84) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

Wanda Gaye Dison, a 68-year-old inmate who was serving a 55-year-sentence for rape and sodomy out of Montgomery County at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Wetumpka, Alabama, sadly passed away on June 29.

On June 21, Inmate Dison was transferred to a local hospital from Tutwiler’s infirmary due to her advanced, chronic medical conditions and rapidly declining health. Upon admission to the hospital, Dison was tested for COVID-19 and subsequently returned a positive test result. She remained under the care of the hospital until her unfortunate passing. Dison’s exact cause of death is pending the results of a final autopsy. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) extends its sympathies to the Dison family and her loved ones during this difficult time.

INMATE POPULATION

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates at Tutwiler have tested positive for COVID-19.

One of the inmates was asymptomatic and was tested as a precautionary measure prior to a necessary facility-to-facility transfer. The other inmate was on level-two quarantine awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19 after presenting with signs and symptoms of the disease. Upon notification of their positive test results, both inmates were moved to medical isolation. After completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to keep the respective areas in which these inmates were housed on level-one quarantine.

Sixty-five (65) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-one (41) of which remain active.

ADOC STAFF

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that:

  • two (2) staff members at Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Birmingham, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama;
  • three (3) staff members employed at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Decatur, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These eight (8) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Eighty-two (82) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eighty-one (81) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at the Criminal Justice Center in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Eighty-one (81) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seventy-four (74) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. After exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, the inmate was tested and placed on level-two quarantine until he was transferred to a local hospital for further treatment. The inmate tested positive and remains under the care of the local hospital. The dormitory in which the inmate was housed remains on level-one quarantine.

Sixty-three (63) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty (40) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is saddened to announce the death of an employee at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Wetumpka, Alabama. This staff member recently had tested positive for COVID-19. The ADOC extends its heartfelt condolences to the employee’s family and loved ones during this difficult time, and is forever grateful for the employee’s service to the Department. This is the Department’s first COVID-19-related staff or contracted staff death.

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at the Criminal Justice Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Tutwiler have tested positive for COVID-19. These two (2) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Eighty (80) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seventy-two (72) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC has confirmed six (6) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – One (1) inmate
  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – One (1) inmate
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – One (1) inmate
  • Tutwiler – Three (3) inmates

Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF): After exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, one inmate at ATEF was tested and placed on level-two quarantine awaiting the results of their test. Upon returning a positive test, the inmate was placed on medical isolation. After consulting with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the inmate’s dormitory on level-one quarantine.

Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Draper QIF): One asymptomatic inmate at Draper QIF tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on medical isolation. All inmates who were transferred from the positive inmate’s respective county were also placed on medical isolation. The entire Draper QIF has been placed on level-one quarantine.

Staton Correctional Facility (Staton):  After exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, one inmate at Staton was tested and placed on level-two quarantine awaiting the results of their test. After testing positive, the inmate was placed on medical isolation. The dorm in which the inmate was housed is on level-one quarantine.

Tutwiler: The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates at Tutwiler have tested positive for COVID-19. One inmate was taken to a local hospital for unrelated reasons and was tested for the disease upon her arrival. The inmate returned a positive test, and remains under the care of the local hospital. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the inmate’s housing area on medical isolation.

A second Tutwiler inmate, housed in the infirmary, was tested for COVID-19 due to direct contact with an individual who later returned a positive test, and a third Tutwiler inmate was tested after exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease. Upon returning positive tests, the inmates were placed on medical isolation in the facility. Tutwiler’s infirmary remains on level-one quarantine, and the dormitory in which the third inmate was housed will also be placed on level-one quarantine.

Sixty-two (62) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-nine (39) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

Allen Barton, a terminally ill, 59-year-old inmate who was serving a 99-year sentence for rape out of Mobile County at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton), sadly passed away on June 23.  

On June 14, inmate Barton tested positive for COVID-19 at Staton’s infirmary after exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease. Inmate Barton, who was considered high-risk due to his advanced chronic health conditions, was transferred to a local hospital from Staton’s infirmary for additional treatment on June 18. He remained under the care of the local hospital until his death. Barton’s exact cause of death is pending the results of a full autopsy. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) extends its sympathies to the Barton family and his loved ones during this difficult time.

The entire infirmary at Staton, in which Barton was housed, remains on medical isolation.  

The ADOC has confirmed that one (1) inmate at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. After exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease, the inmate was transferred to a local hospital. The inmate was tested for COVID-19 at the local hospital and, after returning a positive test, remains under the care of the local hospital. The dorm in which the inmate was housed remains on level-one quarantine.

Additionally, one (1) inmate at Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate has been placed on medical isolation within Kilby’s infirmary, where he is receiving treatment. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the entire infirmary at Kilby on level-one quarantine with no movement in or out.

Fifty-six (56) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-four (34) of which remain active.

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Easterling and one (1) staff member employed at North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Decatur, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These two (2) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Ninety-three (93) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Fifty-eight (58) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member employed at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Wetumpka, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member employed at the Criminal Justice Center in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Ninety-six (96) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Fifty-three (53) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC has confirmed that three (3) inmates at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. After exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease, the inmate was placed on level-two quarantine, pending the results of a test for COVID-19. Following notification of his positive test result, the inmate was moved to medical isolation.

Additionally, one (1) inmate at Tutwiler has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to ongoing health conditions, the inmate was transferred to a local hospital from Tutwiler’s infirmary after exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The inmate was tested for COVID-19 at the local hospital and, after returning a positive test, remains under the care of the local hospital.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the affected dormitories at Easterling and the Tutwiler infirmary on level-one quarantine.

Fifty-four (54) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-six (36) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These two (2) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

After reviewing our collected data, it appears we misreported one self-reported positive staff case at Bibb Correctional Facility and one self-reported positive case at Staton Correctional Facility; we sincerely apologize for any confusion. To-date, and to confirm, 94 COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Fifty-one (51) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Additionally, the ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates at Easterling have tested positive for COVID-19. After exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease, both inmates were placed on level-two quarantine, pending the results of their tests for COVID-19. Following notification of their positive test results, both inmates were moved to medical isolation.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the dormitory in which these inmates were housed on level-one quarantine.

Fifty (50) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-two (32) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member employed at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama;
  • three (3) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member employed at the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These seven (7) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Ninety-six (96) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Forty-nine (49) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Additionally, the ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) have tested positive for COVID-19. After exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease, both inmates were placed on level-two quarantine, pending the results of their tests for COVID-19. Following notification of their positive test results, both inmates immediately were moved to medical isolation within the facility.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place both dormitories in which these inmates were housed on level-one quarantine.

Forty-eight (48) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirty-four (34) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These two (2) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Ninety-four (94) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Forty-four (44) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

Additionally, the ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) have tested positive for COVID-19. After exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease, both inmates were placed on level-two quarantine, pending the results of their tests for COVID-19. Following notification of their positive test results, both inmates immediately were moved to medical isolation within the facility.

The two dormitories at Easterling in which these two inmates were separately housed already had been placed on level-one quarantine as a result of previous positive inmate tests at the facility. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision has been made to keep both dormitories on level-one quarantine.

Forty-six (46) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-eight (28) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • two (2) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton) in Elmore, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Additionally, the ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) trainee at the Wetumpka Training Center (WTC) in Wetumpka, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual also promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider. Following protocol, any exposed trainers or trainees at WTC will be advised to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

One hundred one (101) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Thirty-five (35) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC also has confirmed that one (1) inmate at Staton has tested positive for COVID-19. After the inmate began exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease, he was placed on level-two quarantine pending the results of a test for COVID-19. Following notification of his positive test result, he immediately was moved to medical isolation within the facility.

Forty-four (44) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-six (26) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member employed at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama;
  • two (2) staff members employed at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama;

and

  • three (3) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These nine (9) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Ninety-eight (98) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Thirty-three (33) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC also has confirmed that two (2) inmates at Easterling have tested positive for COVID-19.

One of the inmates began exhibiting signs and symptoms of the disease, and was placed on level-two quarantine pending the results of a test for COVID-19. Following notification of his positive test result, he immediately was moved to medical isolation. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the dormitory in which this inmate was housed on level-one quarantine. The other, who was asymptomatic, tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital while receiving care for an unrelated injury. He remains asymptomatic and under the care of the local hospital.

Forty-three (43) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, twenty-five (25) of which remain active.

** Please note the ADOC mistakenly categorized three inmate cases as “recovered” in its data collection yesterday (June 15). These three cases are still considered active, and are reflected accurately in the above total.

COVID-19 Response

Robert Stewart, an 80-year-old inmate who was serving a life-sentence for murder out of Baldwin County at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton), sadly passed away on June 14.  

On June 8, inmate Stewart immediately was transferred to a local hospital from Staton’s infirmary after exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19, as he was considered high-risk due to his advanced chronic health conditions. He was tested for COVID-19 at the local hospital and, after returning a positive test on June 10, remained under care of the local hospital until his unfortunate death. Stewart’s exact cause of death is pending the results of a full autopsy. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) extends its sympathies to the Stewart family and his loved ones during this difficult time.

On June 11, upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to test inmates housed in Staton’s infirmary due to their direct exposure to previously reported inmate and employee positive cases. The ADOC confirmed that 13 of the inmates housed in Staton’s infirmary tested positive for COVID-19. Each of these inmates are currently in medical isolation.

In addition, the entire infirmary at Staton, which previously was on level-two quarantine, was elevated to level-three quarantine. Medical care unrelated to COVID-19 is being provided to inmates at an alternate location within the facility. Necessary medical equipment has been moved out of the infirmary and appropriately sanitized.

Forty-one (41) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, 20 of which remain active.

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member employed at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Ninety (90) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Thirty-two (32) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

COVID-19 Response

Clarence Shepherd, an 80-year-old inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) who was serving a life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) sentence for murder out of Jefferson County and a LWOP sentence for murder and escape out of Autauga County, sadly passed away today.

On May 27, inmate Shepherd was tested for COVID-19 at St. Clair’s infirmary after exhibiting signs and symptoms of the virus. He was placed on level-two quarantine pending the results of his COVID-19 test. After returning a positive test result on May 29, he was transferred to a local hospital for additional treatment as he was considered high-risk due to multiple, chronic debilitating diseases. He later was discharged and placed in medical isolation within St. Clair’s infirmary where he remained until his death early this morning. Shepherd’s exact cause of death is pending the results of a full autopsy. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) extends its sympathies to the Shepherd family and his loved ones during this difficult time.

The entire infirmary at St. Clair remains on level-one quarantine.

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member employed at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama;
  • two (2) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member employed at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These five (5) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Ninety (90) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-nine (29) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Twenty-eight (28) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, fifteen (15) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member employed at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Staton Correctional Facility (Staton) in Elmore, Alabama; and
  • one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Additionally, the ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) trainee at the Alabama Corrections Academy has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual also promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider. Following notification of this positive test, all Alabama Corrections Academy trainees have been sent home until such time as the campus’ common, training, and residential areas have been thoroughly sanitized.

Eighty-four (85) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-nine (29) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC also has confirmed that one (1) inmate at Staton has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate, considered high-risk due to preexisting chronic health conditions, immediately was transferred from the facility’s infirmary to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive for the virus. He currently is under the care of the local hospital.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to elevate the entire infirmary at Staton from level-one quarantine to level-two quarantine.

Twenty-eight (28) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixteen (16) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, and three (3) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These six (6) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Eighty-one (81) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-seven (27) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Twenty-seven (27) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixteen (16) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Seventy-five (75) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-seven (27) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Twenty-seven (27) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighteen (18) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that:

  • one (1) staff member employed at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center Facility in Deatsville, Alabama;
  • two (2) staff members employed at Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama;
  • one (1) staff member employed at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama;
  • five (5) staff members employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Wetumpka, Alabama;
  • two (2) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama; and
  • three (3) staff members employed at ADOC’s Central Office in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19.

These sixteen (16) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Seventy-three (73) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-six (26) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC also has confirmed that:

  • one (1) inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility (Donaldson) in Bessemer, Alabama;
  • one (1) inmate at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama;
  • one (1) inmate at Kilby;
  • one (1) inmate at Tutwiler; and
  • one (1) inmate at St. Clair have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Donaldson inmate, who remains asymptomatic, returned a positive test for COVID-19 as part of routine pre-operation testing conducted at a local hospital prior to a scheduled surgery. After returning a positive test result for COVID-19, the inmate was moved to medical isolation / level-three quarantine. The dormitory in which this inmate was housed has been placed on level-one quarantine.

The Easterling inmate was transferred to the facility’s infirmary after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he was placed on level-two quarantine pending the results of a test administered at the facility. After returning a positive test result for COVID-19, the inmate was moved to medical isolation / level-three quarantine. The dormitory in which this inmate was housed has been placed on level-one quarantine.

The Kilby inmate, who was housed in the facility’s infirmary, was transferred to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms for COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive. He remains under the care of the local hospital. Kilby’s infirmary remains on level-one quarantine, as noted in a previous COVID-19 update.

The Tutwiler inmate was transferred to the facility’s infirmary after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where she was placed on level-two quarantine pending the results of a test which was administered by healthcare staff at the facility. After returning a positive test result for COVID-19, the inmate was moved to medical isolation / level-three quarantine. The dormitory in which this inmate was housed has been placed on level-one quarantine.

The St. Clair inmate, who was housed in the facility’s infirmary, had been moved to level-two quarantine following close contact with an inmate who previously tested positive. As he was considered high-risk due to pre-existing health conditions, a physician ordered a test for COVID-19 which was administered by healthcare staff at the facility. After returning a positive test result for COVID-19, the inmate was moved to medical isolation / level-three quarantine within the infirmary. St. Clair’s infirmary remains on level-one quarantine, as noted in a previous COVID-19 update.

All decisions regarding quarantine procedures taken following the confirmation of the aforementioned positive inmate tests were made after completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider.

Twenty-seven (27) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighteen (18) of which remain active. Please note that today’s updates to the online inmate testing chart reflects data captured Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7.

Twenty-seven (27) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, eighteen (18) of which remain active. Please note that today’s updates to the online inmate testing chart reflects data captured Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, three (3) staff members employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These seven (7) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Fifty-eight (58) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-five (25) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Twenty-two (22) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirteen (13) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Wetumpka, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, and one (1) staff at Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Fifty-one (51) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-five (25) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC also has confirmed that one (1) inmate at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama, one (1) inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, and one (1) inmate at Tutwiler have tested positive for COVID-19.

Upon notification of the positive test results, the Easterling and Tutwiler inmates immediately were moved to level-three quarantine, or medical isolation, within their respective infirmary. Inmates on level-three quarantine are medically isolated, and strictly confined to their isolation space unless movement is absolutely necessary. All medical care, meals, and activities are conducted within the isolation space.

The St. Clair inmate, considered high-risk due to preexisting medical conditions, immediately was transferred from the facility’s infirmary to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive for the virus. He currently is under the care of the local hospital.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the dorms at Easterling and Tutwiler in which these two inmates were housed on level-one quarantine. The entire infirmary at St. Clair remains on level-one quarantine, with the exception of the small living area on level-two quarantine, as discussed in previous COVID-19 updates.

Twenty-two (22) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, thirteen (13) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

William Hershell Moon, a 74-year-old inmate with a known history of chronic, debilitating disease who was serving a life-sentence for murder out of Jefferson County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair), sadly passed away today at a local hospital. On May 27, inmate Moon was transferred to a local hospital from St. Clair’s infirmary, in which he was housed after a previous hospitalization on May 13. Upon exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, Moon was subsequently tested positive for the virus. Moon’s exact cause of death is pending the results of a full autopsy. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) extends its sympathies to the Moon family and his loved ones during this difficult time.

As indicated in the ADOC’s COVID-19 update published yesterday, June 2, four (4) inmates housed in the same small living area as inmate Moon also tested positive for COVID-19. This small living area within St. Clair’s infirmary remains on level-two quarantine, and the entire infirmary at St. Clair remains on level-one quarantine.

The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Montgomery Women’s Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Fifty-one (51) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twenty-one (21) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Nineteen (19) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ten (10) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that four (4) staff members employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Alex City Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Alex City, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Birmingham, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These seven (7) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Fifty-one (51) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seventeen (17) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC also has confirmed that four (4) inmates at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, one (1) inmate at Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama, one (1) inmate at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) in Montgomery, Alabama, and one (1) inmate at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Frank Lee) in Deatsville, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19.

The four St. Clair inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 were housed in the same small living area within the facility’s infirmary as the inmate who previously tested positive after being transferred to a local hospital. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to keep the small living area within St. Clair’s infirmary in which these inmates were housed on level-two quarantine. The entire infirmary at St. Clair remains on level-one quarantine.

The Kilby inmate, who was housed in the facility’s infirmary, was transferred to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive. He remains under the care of the local hospital. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place Kilby’s infirmary on level-one quarantine.

The Tutwiler inmate, who remains asymptomatic, returned a positive test for COVID-19 as part of routine pre-operation testing conducted prior to a scheduled surgery. The inmate has been moved to medical isolation. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the Tutwiler dormitory in which this inmate was housed on level-one quarantine.

After developing symptoms of COVID-19, the Frank Lee inmate was transferred to Staton Correctional Facility to an area under level-two quarantine, where he subsequently tested positive. After testing positive, he was moved to medical isolation at Kilby. Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director of the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place Kilby on level-one quarantine.

Nineteen (19) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, ten (10) of which remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Forty-five (45) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Sixteen (16) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC also has confirmed that one (1) inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate was admitted to the hospital for a preexisting condition, non COVID-19 related, earlier in the month and tested negative for COVID-19. Subsequently, the inmate was hospitalized a second time within a short period and tested positive for COVID-19 at the hospital. He remains under the care of the local hospital.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at the ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the small living area within St. Clair’s infirmary in which this inmate was housed on level-two quarantine. Inmates on level-two quarantine are restricted to their designated housing area for all activities including meals, and additional precautions and measures will be taken in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19. The entire St. Clair infirmary, except for the aforementioned small living area, has been placed on level-one quarantine.

Twelve (12) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, three (3) of which remain active.

In recognition of the state holiday, the ADOC Central Office will be closed on Monday, June 1. The next update to ADOC’s online COVID-19 testing charts will occur on Tuesday, June 2, and reflect data collected from Friday, May 29 – Monday, June 1.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members employed at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Forty-six (46) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Twelve (12) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Eleven (11) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two (2) of which remain active.

This week, the ADOC completed a previously announced initiative to install infrared camera systems at its major facilities that detect if individuals attempting entry or exit from its facilities are running a temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This added layer of screening increases accuracy of readings while reducing the frequency with which individuals must be in close proximity at points of entry/exit.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Forty-five (45) COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Ten (10) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC has confirmed that two (2) inmates housed at Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) have tested positive for COVID-19. Eleven (11) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, two (2) of which remain active.

These two inmates have been housed for an extended period of time in the infirmary at Kilby for treatment of preexisting medical conditions. After testing positive for COVID-19, both inmates were promptly transferred and admitted to a local hospital, where they remain, for treatment.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the infirmary at Kilby on level-one quarantine. While under level-one quarantine, inmates in the infirmary will be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including taking and recording of temperatures twice per day. Infirmary staff will continue to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, and measures will be taken should an inmate become symptomatic in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

Finally, the ADOC has begun the process of resuming many rehabilitative programs led by ADOC and contracted health services staff within its facilities. To safely resume these programs, all participating staff members and inmates are required to wear face masks during program facilitation and maintain six (6) feet of distance from one another. Classes have been scheduled to allow for reduced capacity, and classroom furniture has been arranged accordingly to accommodate for social distancing. Hand sanitizer is available to all participants during class, and classrooms are sanitized extensively each day.

At this time, volunteer-led rehabilitative programs remain suspended.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, two (2) staff members employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Deatsville, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These eight (8) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare providers.

Forty-three (43) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight (8) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population.

We understand that many are eager for certain activities, such as visitation and volunteer entry, to resume in accordance with Governor Kay Ivey’s current and future executive orders, and accordingly there are questions about when the ADOC’s temporary suspension of these activities will be lifted.

The Department currently is working on a comprehensive plan to resume some facility operations thoughtfully, including visitation and volunteer entry, but has not yet established a definitive timeline. Once established, the Department’s intent is to keep the public apprised of our anticipated plans and timeline to resume these activities safely in a manner that minimizes the risk of exposure to the virus.

A primary goal and concern of the ADOC is protecting the safety, security, and well-being of our inmates, staff, and the public during these unprecedented times. We continue to monitor COVID-19’s evolving impact closely on our correctional system, the state, and the country while we assess and analyze additional data in order to make informed and strategic operational decisions.

The ADOC appreciates the public’s understanding of the complexities associated with safely resuming these activities during a pandemic, and we ask for continued patience as we work diligently toward a safe and effective solution.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Montgomery Women’s Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Deatsville, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

Thirty-five (35) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight (8) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Currently, there zero (0) active, confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the ADOC’s inmate population.

In honor of Memorial Day and all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our great country, the ADOC Central Office will be closed on Monday, May 25. The next update to ADOC’s online COVID-19 testing charts will occur on Tuesday, May 26, and reflect data collected from Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two (2) staff members employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Easterling Correctional Facility in Clio, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Deatsville, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

Thirty-two (32) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Eight (8) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 12:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Currently, there zero (0) active, confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the ADOC’s inmate population.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Camden Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Camden, Alabama and one (1) staff member employed at Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Birmingham, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These two (2) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

Twenty-nine (29) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seven (7) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 2:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Currently, one (1) case of COVID-19 among the ADOC’s inmate population remains active.

Last week, the ADOC launched a new initiative to install infrared cameras across its facilities that will detect if individuals attempting entry to or exit from its facilities are running a temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Should the system detect such a temperature, the individual in question will undergo a secondary screening by a staff member to determine if he or she is running a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will this innovative system provide an added layer of screening, it will reduce the frequency with which individuals must be in close proximity at points of entry/exit.

The ADOC is one of the first state correctional systems to deploy infrared cameras with temperature screening capabilities. The Department currently is in the process of completing installation of these systems at all of its facilities.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Montgomery Women’s Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Montgomery, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed in Hamilton, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Deatsville, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

Twenty-seven (27) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seven (7) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 2:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Currently, one (1) case of COVID-19 among the ADOC’s inmate population remains active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, and two (2) staff members employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Deatsville, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These four (4) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

Twenty-four (24) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Seven (7) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The ADOC, as of 2:00 p.m. CDT today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among its inmate population. Currently, one (1) case of COVID-19 among the ADOC’s inmate population remains active.

At the end of last week, the ADOC received a new shipment of more than 29,000 bars of antibacterial soap. This shipment is in the process of being distributed to inmates across the correctional system to ensure continued access to appropriate hygiene products throughout the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak

Also last week, following the successful launch of the ADOC’s intake pilot program and the first cohort’s safe and secure transfer out of quarantine, a second cohort of 21 female inmates and 100 male inmates from county jails were received at the Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility and the Draper Quarantine Intake Facility, respectively. Per standing protocol, these new intakes will remain quarantined for a mandatory 14-day period before being transferred to their receiving correctional facilities.

Finally, as a reminder, today’s online testing chart update reflects data captured from Friday, May 15.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed today via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Deatsville, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

Twenty-two (22) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Six (6) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The Department wishes to extend its appreciation for and thanks to both Alabama Regional Medical Services and Aid to Inmate Mothers, who in collaboration graciously have offered free COVID-19 testing to all ADOC staff employed at Birmingham Women’s Community Based Facility/Community Work Center.

The ADOC, as of close of business today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among our inmate population. Currently, five (5) cases of COVID-19 among our inmate population remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed today via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama and two (2) staff members employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These three (3) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

Nineteen (19) cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Six (6) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

As of May 13, 2020, in concert with medical guidelines for non-emergent medical procedures, the ADOC has resumed necessary community medical appointments. All inmates referred to a community physician, health center, or local hospital for non-emergent appointments or medical procedures will be tested for COVID-19 upon medical provider or facility request, or in accordance with their testing requirements/protocols. All inmates transferred offsite for medical care, as well as the ADOC security personnel transporting them, will adhere to third-party medical providers’ COVID-19 safety protocols to minimize the potential risk of exposure.

The ADOC, as of close of business today, has not confirmed any additional positive tests among our inmate population. An inmate who previously tested positive at Hamilton Aged & Infirmed is now considered to have recovered from COVID-19 following a medical evaluation by a physician. Currently, five (5) cases of COVID-19 among our inmate population remain active.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed today via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility (Ventress) in Clayton, Alabama, one (1) employee at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Montgomery Women’s Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Montgomery Women’s Facility) in Mt. Meigs, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) immediately initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to the staff members at Ventress and Easterling who tested positive. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

The individual at Montgomery Women’s Facility who tested positive has been on leave for an extended period and had not reported to work while contagious. No staff members or inmates at Montgomery Women’s Facility potentially could have been exposed to COVID-19 through this individual.

These three (3) positive tests represent the 20th, 21st, and 22nd self-reported cases of COVID-19 among the ADOC’s employees and contracted staff, 16 of which remain active. Six (6) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The ADOC has not confirmed any additional positive tests among our inmate population.

COVID-19 Response

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed today via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Mt. Meigs, Alabama and one (1) staff member employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) immediately initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these two (2) staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

These two (2) positive tests represent the 18th and 19th self-reported cases of COVID-19 among the ADOC’s employees and contracted staff, 14 of which remain active. Five (5) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

The ADOC has not confirmed any additional positive tests among our inmate population. We are pleased to report that, following a positive inmate test at Hamilton Aged and Infirmed, all inmates moved to level-two quarantine have tested negative for COVID-19, and subsequently were placed on level-one quarantine. The entire facility will remain on level-one quarantine until cleared by ADOC’s Office of Health Services.

As of today, all inmates remanded to our custody have received a total of four (4) face masks produced at the factory plants at Holman Correctional Facility and Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. While we have reached our initial production goal, the ADOC plans to continue face mask production in order to stockpile supplies for new intakes and to replace those that become worn or broken.

As a reminder, today’s online testing chart reflects data captured from Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the ninth (9) confirmed case of COVID-19 among our inmate population, five (5) of which remain active.

The inmate, who has chronic preexisting medical conditions, was promptly admitted to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive. He remains under the care of the local hospital.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place two dorms at Kilby on level-one quarantine. While under a level-one quarantine, the inmate population will be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including the taking and recording of temperatures twice per day. In addition, meals will be scheduled in groups and separate from other dorms. Appropriate measures will be taken should an inmate become symptomatic in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

Inmates employed at factory plants at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and William C. Holman Correctional Facility continue to produce personal protective equipment. As of May 7, 2020, inmates have produced 2,482 gowns and more than 100,000 face masks, which will be shipped to ADOC’s Office of Health Services for strategic distribution across the Department’s facilities. By early next week, each inmate remanded to our custody should have a total of four (4) masks available for use/reuse.

The next update to the ADOC’s online COVID-19 testing chart will occur the evening of Monday, May 11, 2020, and will reflect data collected from Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton A&I) in Hamilton, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active.

The inmate, considered high-risk due to preexisting medical conditions, immediately was admitted to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, where he subsequently tested positive. He remains under the care of the local hospital. Upon discharge, the inmate will be transferred to Limestone Correctional Facility and placed in a negative airflow room in medical isolation until he recovers and is cleared by a healthcare provider.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the small dorm at Hamilton A&I in which this inmate was housed on level-two quarantine. Inmates on level-two quarantine are restricted to their designated housing area for all activities including meals, and additional precautions and measures will be taken in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Inmates will not be permitted to leave their designated housing area while under level-two quarantine unless movement absolutely is necessary and appropriate personal protective equipment is utilized. The entire Hamilton A&I facility, except for the aforementioned dorm placed on a level-two quarantine, has been placed on a level-one quarantine.

The ADOC also was informed today via self-reporting that a staff member employed at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) immediately initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to this staff member. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period, or as advised by their healthcare provider.

This positive test represents the 17th self-reported case of COVID-19 among ADOC’s employees and contracted staff, twelve (12) of which remain active. Five (5) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

Yesterday, the ADOC accepted another community donation of 576 small bottles of hand sanitizer. We are grateful to those across our communities who donated these supplies for our inmate population. Donated hygiene supplies will continue to be distributed strategically across our facilities.

The ADOC has been working with our partner, the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project (APAEP) through Auburn University, to continue providing vital programming while adhering to social distancing guidelines. While formal programming and volunteer entry have been suspended, the APAEP has been developing weekly educational newsletters for distribution to students currently enrolled in the program, students formerly enrolled in the program, and inmates housed in ADOC’s mental health units. The newsletters include material appropriate for multiple levels of learners across math, science, arts, culture, history, and social sciences, and include brain teasers, lateral thinking games, puzzles, and trivia. We appreciate the APAEP’s dedication to providing continuing education for our inmate population during these unprecedented times.

Finally, as the ADOC proudly celebrates our correctional staff this week in honor of National Correctional Officers Week, the Department also is honored to recognize our incredible nurses during National Nurses Week, which runs May 6 – May 12, 2020. Today is National Nurses Day, and we salute not only our incredible nursing staff, but also nurses across the country who have been true heroes throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We are grateful for their service and invaluable contributions.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate incarcerated at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate tested positive while he was at a local hospital where he received care for a non-COVID-19 related preexisting medical condition. This represents the seventh (7) confirmed case of COVID-19 among our inmate population, three (3) of which remain active.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the dorm at St. Clair in which this inmate was housed prior to his hospital stay on level-one quarantine. Inmates on level-one quarantine will be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to include taking and recording temperatures twice per day. Appropriate measures will be taken should an inmate become symptomatic in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

The ADOC also today reported an employee at Elba Community Based Facility/Community Work Center who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has been cleared by a medical provider to return to work, bringing the total number of active cases among ADOC staff to eleven (11).

On April 29, 2020, inmates employed at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Tutwiler) factory plant began production of gowns. To-date, nearly 1,000 gowns have been produced and shipped to the ADOC’s Office of Health Services for strategic distribution to staff across its facilities.

As of May 1, 2020, inmates employed at factory plants at William C. Holman Correctional Facility and Tutwiler have produced a total of 82,763 face masks. All inmates and staff have received two (2) masks to-date, and ten (10) of our facilities have received a second shipment to provide inmates at these facilities with a total of four (4) masks. Our end-goal is to produce enough masks for every inmate remanded to our custody to have a total of four (4) masks available for use/reuse.

As a final note, we encourage everyone to help us virtually celebrate our correctional staff in honor of National Correctional Officers Week, which runs from May 3 – 9, 2020. These heroic individuals maintain the safety, security, and well-being of our staff, inmates, and the public every single day. While we are incredibly proud of the public safety and service they provide all year long, we especially are grateful for the sacrifices they’ve made and will continue to make through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To every correctional officer in Alabama and beyond, we thank you, we honor you, and we salute your unwavering bravery.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the sixth confirmed case of COVID-19 among our inmate population, three (3) of which remain active.

The Easterling inmate tested positive at a local hospital, where he remains, receiving care for advanced, non-COVID-19 related medical conditions that were considered critical prior to his COVID-19 diagnosis.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the dorm at Easterling in which this inmate was housed on a level-one quarantine. Inmates on a level-one quarantine will be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to include taking and recording temperatures twice per day. Appropriate measures will be taken should an inmate become symptomatic in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) also was informed today via self-reporting that two (2) staff members employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama and one (1) staff member employed at Alex City Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Alex City, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) immediately initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these three (3) staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period or as advised by their healthcare provider.

These three (3) positive tests represent the 14th, 15th, and 16th self-reported cases of COVID-19 among ADOC’s officers and staff, twelve (12) of which remain active. Four (4) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

Per ADOC policy, all those who work within the facilities are required to wear their face mask at all times to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We continue to advise staff to practice social distancing in their lives wherever possible and to practice good hygiene in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, including frequently washing their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.

Moving forward, loved ones of incarcerated individuals, members of the media, and the public should expect all COVID-19 related news to be published and distributed by the ADOC in the evenings. There is significant due diligence that must be properly conducted to collect and verify information from across the correctional system. A primary goal of the ADOC is to share accurate news transparently in the timeliest fashion possible, and many parties who also perform other critical departmental functions are involved in this endeavor. As a result, the data collection and verification processes often are not completed until the end of the day.

The next update to the ADOC’s online COVID-19 testing chart will occur the evening of Monday, May 4, 2020, and will reflect data collected from the prior Friday through Sunday.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Bibb Correctional Institution (Bibb) in Brent, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 among our inmate population, two (2) of which remain active.

The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital, where he remains, while under their care for a non-COVID-19 related medical condition. Prior to his transfer to the local hospital, the inmate was housed in Bibb’s infirmary receiving treatment for his prior hospitalization.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to place the inmates housed in Bibb’s infirmary on a level-one quarantine. Quarantined inmates will be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to include taking and recording temperatures twice per day. Appropriate measures will be taken should an inmate become symptomatic in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

The ADOC also was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility and one (1) staff member employed at Elmore Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their respective healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) immediately initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these two (2) staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period or as advised by their healthcare provider.

These two (2) positive tests represent the 12th and 13th self-reported cases of COVID-19 among ADOC’s officers and staff, ten (10) of which remain active. Three (3) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

At 5 p.m. today (April 30, 2020), Governor Kay Ivey’s “Stay-at-Home” order expired and her new “Safer-at-Home” order went into effect. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities and best protect the health and safety of ADOC staff and individuals remanded to our custody, all previously suspended activities – including visitation and volunteer entry – will remain suspended until at least May 15, 2020, at 5 p.m.

At that time, and in accordance with any new order(s) issued by Governor Ivey, the ADOC will reassess these preventative measures and make an informed decision based on available data either to extend or lift the current suspension (with appropriate restrictions in place).

Ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of all those who live and work in our correctional system remains the ADOC’s highest priority. We ask for continued patience and understanding of all measures taken to protect our staff and inmate population, as our fight against COVID-19 is not yet over.

COVID-19 Preparations

On April 28, 2020, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility and one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) immediately initiated an investigation to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these two (2) staff members. Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, OHS will advise any exposed staff members to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period or as advised by their healthcare provider.

These two (2) positive tests represent the 10th and 11th self-reported cases of COVID-19 among ADOC’s employees and contracted staff, eight (8) of which remain active. Three (3) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

As of today, the ADOC has not confirmed any additional positive tests for COVID-19 among its inmate population. A total of four (4) positive tests have been confirmed, and one (1) case remains active. All actively diagnosed inmates remain in quarantine or medical isolation and will continue to receive treatment. Two (2) inmates who previously tested positive are now considered to have fully recovered following a medical evaluation.

Today, the ADOC accepted another community donation of 3,010 bars of antibacterial soap, 144 bottles of travel-size shampoo, and 489 small bottles of hand sanitizer. We again extend our thanks to all those across our communities who donated. Donated hygiene supplies will continue to be distributed strategically across our facilities.

The ADOC continues to distribute face masks produced at its factory plants at William C. Holman Correctional Facility and Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women to our inmate population. In order to track distribution of these masks across our system and ensure every inmate has access, we ask all inmates to sign a form upon receipt of their mask(s). This form includes a standard disclaimer indicating the ADOC-manufactured masks are not medical-grade (i.e., surgical quality). All inmates are informed they will receive a mask(s) regardless of whether they sign the provided form.

As a reminder, due to yesterday’s state holiday, today’s testing chart updates includes data collected from Friday, April 24 – Monday, April 27.

We remain grateful for and appreciative of all ADOC employees on the front lines of our fight against COVID-19, particularly correctional officers, healthcare providers, and every staff member who works inside our facilities.

COVID-19 Preparations

On April 24, 2020, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via a self-report that a staff member who works at Ventress Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is now self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider.

Upon completing the appropriate follow-up interviews and due diligence, ADOC’s Office of Health Services will advise staff who may have had direct, prolonged exposure to the staff member to contact their healthcare provider and self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period or as advised by their healthcare provider.

This positive test represents the ninth (9) self-reported positive test and the seventh (7) active case of COVID-19 among ADOC’s staff. Two (2) staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by a medical provider to return to work.

Thanks to a donation collected by Alabamians for Fair Justice, the ADOC today delivered 400 hygiene packages (in individual plastic bags) to the Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Draper QIF) on the Draper Correctional Facility campus and 200 hygiene packages (in individual plastic bags) to the Tutwiler Quarantine Intake Facility (Tutwiler QIF). The hygiene packages are being delivered to current intakes, who all are under quarantine, and any surplus will be maintained at Draper QIF and Tutwiler QIF for new intakes.

In addition, the ADOC delivered 100 of these individual hygiene packages to the medical unit at Tutwiler Prison for Women. The supply allowed for distribution of the packages to inmates housed in the Mental Health Residential Treatment Unit as well. Any surplus will be maintained in the facility’s medical unit and distributed to inmates when housed in the infirmary. All hygiene packages strictly are for inmate use. We continue to work to sort donated supplies for further distribution to inmates across our system, which initially will be given to those considered high-risk.

As Monday, April 27, 2020, is a state holiday and key administrative personnel will be on leave, the ADOC will update its testing chart on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, with inmate testing data collected from the prior Friday through Monday.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate at Elba Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Elba) in Elba, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the fourth confirmed and third active case of COVID-19 among our inmate population.

Following notification of the positive test, the inmate was relocated to Easterling Correctional Facility and placed in an isolation cell, where he will receive medial treatment.

Upon completing our consultation with the State Medical Director at Wexford Health Sources, ADOC’s contracted health services provider, the decision was made to quarantine inmates housed at Elba. Elba’s inmate population and staff will be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 to include taking and recording temperatures twice per day. Appropriate measures will be taken should an inmate become symptomatic in accordance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

Today, the ADOC accepted a community donation of 3,246 bars of antibacterial soap, 439 bottles of travel-size shampoo and conditioner, 71 tubes of toothpaste, 49 boxes of tissues, and seven bottles of hand sanitizer. The collection was coordinated by Alabamians for Fair Justice.

We extend our thanks and appreciation to Alabamians for Fair Justice and all those across our communities who donated hygiene supplies, which initially will be distributed strategically to inmates deemed as high-risk. As additional hygiene supplies are received, the ADOC will distribute them more broadly to inmates across our facilities.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today announced an evolution of its COVID-19 inmate testing reporting schedule. Currently, updates are published every Tuesday and Friday by end of day. Moving forward, inmate testing data will be populated on the ADOC’s website every weekday, Monday through Friday, and will include aggregate information collected from the preceding 24-hour period. Inmate testing data published on Mondays will reflect data collected from the prior Friday through Sunday. The new reporting process begins today, April 21, 2020, and will continue as described herein until such time as additional changes are required.

The ADOC also has introduced a second online chart that outlines self-reported positive tests for COVID-19 among its staff. We have now been informed through self-reporting of two additional cases of COVID-19 among our staff – one at Staton Correctional Facility and another at Mobile Community Based Facility/Community Work Center. With the exception of these two new self-reported positive cases of COVID-19 among our staff, the employee data reflected in this new chart already has been shared publicly in previous COVID-19 updates.

Moving forward, the chart outlining the ADOC employees’ self-reported positive tests for COVID-19 will be updated every weekday, Monday-Friday, in conjunction with the inmate-testing data, and will include aggregate information collected from the preceding 24-hour period. ADOC employees’ self-reported positive cases data published on Mondays will reflect data gathered from the prior Friday through Sunday.

With the addition of this chart, which is specific to our employees, we want to provide clarity as to how positive cases of COVID-19 are verified among the ADOC’s staff. Please note that the ADOC does not test its staff for COVID-19, nor are we legally able to require staff testing as an employer. This is true of most public and private entities. If a staff member becomes symptomatic, he or she is responsible for contacting his or her physician, who subsequently will order a COVID-19 test, so long as certain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria are met. Per HIPPA regulations, the ADOC is not allowed to inquire about a staff member’s personal health conditions, including the results of a COVID-19 test. Staff members, of their own free will, can self-report a positive test result to our Office of Health Services.

When the ADOC verifies a positive test among our staff through self-reporting, we then can share a public update on the result – with no identifying personal information included. The ADOC certainly encourages (but absolutely cannot require) staff to self-report, as it allows our Office of Health Services to recommend any others who may have had direct, prolonged exposure to someone with a positive test to self-quarantine for the recommended 14-day period.

As a reminder, the ADOC’s staff members have been provided with and continue to utilize face masks and, where necessary, additional PPE to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We anticipate that, in short order, all inmates will have been provided two (2) face masks produced at the factory plants at Holman Correctional Facility and Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. Inmates’ masks will be cleaned daily. Our goal is to produce enough masks to provide each inmate with a total of four (4) masks for personal use.

The ADOC remains grateful for and proud of the heroic efforts of its correctional staff, who – in the face of a global epidemic – continue to show up each day to protect the safety and security of our staff, inmates, and the public. We thank you for your continued bravery and perseverance.

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) Office of Health Services today confirmed two (2) inmates incarcerated at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, and one (1) inmate incarcerated at Bullock Correctional Facility (Bullock) in Union Springs have tested positive for COVID-19. These three positive tests are the first verified COVID-19 cases among ADOC’s inmate population. While working to verify this information, the ADOC has coordinated with and reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Unfortunately, one of these positive cases also is potentially the ADOC’s first COVID-19-related death.

Dave Thomas, a terminally ill, 66-year-old male serving a life-sentence for murder out of Randolph County, sadly passed away yesterday at local hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for COVID-19. On April 4, Thomas was transferred to the local hospital from St. Clair to receive critical care related to his preexisting conditions, and was pronounced dead on April 16 presumedly due to a cardiovascular event. Thomas’ exact cause of death is pending an autopsy. The ADOC extends its sympathies to the Thomas family and his loved ones during this difficult time affecting so many across the world.

The second inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 at St. Clair, a 52-year-old male serving a 17-year sentence for manslaughter, has been transferred to a local hospital for treatment. The inmate who tested positive at Bullock, a 33-year-old serving a 10-year sentence for theft of property, is being treated and carefully monitored by his physicians.

Immediately following confirmation of the positive tests among ADOC’s inmate population at St. Clair and Bullock, a rapid response team was deployed to interview and follow up with staff and inmates who may have had direct, prolonged exposure to the positively tested inmates. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, ADOC’s Office of Health Services consulted with Wexford Health Source’s state medical director and proceeded to quarantine a group of inmates out of one dormitory at St. Clair and quarantine an entire dormitory at Bullock. The dedicated quarantine zones at each of these facilities are fully operational. Correctional staff and quarantined inmates at St. Clair and Bullock have been provided necessary guidance and health education, as well as appropriate referrals to the Alabama Department of Public Health and other healthcare providers in the event they become symptomatic.

“In addition to the numerous, system-wide preventative and precautionary measures instituted to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities, the ADOC has been aggressively preparing for this day, which was an inevitability based on what we are seeing across the country and world,” said ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dunn. “We’ve planned extensively, we’ve trained thoroughly, and now we are activating the containment strategies outlined in our Pandemic COOP to slow the spread of this virus and ensure we continue to protect all those who live and work in our facilities to the best of our ability.”

The ADOC continues to distribute face masks across the correctional system to staff and inmates, and anticipates by April 24 each inmate will have two (2) masks. We intend to continue production of face masks at our factory plants at Holman Correctional Facility and Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women until all inmates have been provided a total of four (4). We are continuing to source additional hygiene supplies and work with advocacy groups to obtain more hand sanitizer, among other needed items. Inmates also currently have access to liquid antibacterial soap.

To our staff, we remain grateful for your dedication, bravery, and heroic efforts during this challenging time. To the families of our staff and of the individuals in our custody, we ask for your patience and understanding – the numerous efforts we are making during this unprecedented national health crisis are designed to protect the safety and wellbeing of our staff and your loved ones.

The ADOC will continue the implementation of all current preventative measures, and will consider all new recommended guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and federal agencies as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

ADOC EXECUTIVE UPDATE: 4/16/20

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues its system-wide efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across its facilities, working in partnership with Governor Ivey’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and various infectious disease control experts. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will consider all new recommended guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and federal agencies to best protect all those who live and work in our facilities.

Six (6) ADOC staff members have self-reported positive tests for COVID-19. To-date, zero (0) inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Any inmates who exhibit signs or symptoms of the disease are evaluated by a physician, who will order a test for COVID-19 if appropriate CDC testing criteria are met. For the latest testing information, please click here: http://www.doc.alabama.gov/COVID19Testing. This information is updated every Tuesday and Friday.

On March 19, the ADOC temporarily suspended the following for a 30-day period:
  • All visitation, inmate passes, tours, and volunteer entry into our facilities
  • All non-emergent inmate community-physician appointments and procedures
  • All Work Release and Work Center Programs
  • General legal visits conducted in-person by attorneys with inmates

These programs and activities will remain suspended for an additional 30 days, or until such time as the Department deems it safe to resume.

Effective March 20, 2020, the Department placed a 30-day moratorium on new intakes from county jails, based on Governor Ivey’s declared State of Emergency related to COVID-19. This restriction includes, but is not limited to, new commitments, court returns, and parolees and probationers who are revoked or sanctioned to a dunk. During this time, the Department has continued to receive inmates with severe medical or mental health conditions, subject to the usual review process by the Department’s Office of Health Services. Additional health screenings have been implemented at the facility level to ensure these inmates are not symptomatic prior to entry.

The moratorium, which was implemented based upon recommendations from the CDC and aligned with numerous correctional systems across the country, is expected to end the week of April 20, 2020. Throughout the 30-day moratorium, the ADOC has closely reviewed its intake procedures and engaged in efforts to amend its intake process, placing a profound emphasis on safety and health in light of COVID-19.

As the ADOC cannot yet safely resume normal, system-wide intake processes, the Department intends to initiate a multi-stage intake pilot program to test and, however appropriate, modify this amended process over time. This pilot program is expected to begin next week, assuming no drastic changes in circumstances occur prior to its initiation. A multi-stage intake pilot program of this nature affords the Department an opportunity to evaluate the efficacy and safety of its amended intake process while still tracking and responding to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

This amended process includes changes to the ADOC’s standard intake procedures and the identification of alternative intake sites, as well as the creation of spaces at those intake sites to screen, quarantine, and isolate inmates, if necessary. Because mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities is paramount, this process also heavily relies on the expectation that county jails adequately follow, to the best of their ability, best practices and procedures as recommended by the CDC. These best practices include screening, testing, quarantining, and treating any inmates who test positive for COVID-19 or who directly are exposed to an individual who tests positive.

During stage one, this intake pilot program will allow the ADOC to accept an approximate maximum of 100 male and 20 female inmate cohorts over a two-day period, all of whom will be quarantined for a mandatory 14-day period. The Department will collaborate with each county to identify these inmates and will focus on receiving inmates who have been held in jails for more than 30 days since receipt and acceptance by the Department of the inmate’s transcript, as well as from county facilities with significant capacity limitations. The Department will not accept new intakes who are symptomatic of COVID-19. Additionally, the Department will not accept intakes from any jail facility that has had an inmate test positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days prior to the planned transfer date, or any facility that currently is under quarantine due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Department will work with each county to develop an inmate transfer process that is mindful of best practices and allows for social distancing whenever possible. At the end of the 14-day quarantine period, the Department will reassess its intake procedures and consider any changes that will positively impact the process moving forward. Upon completion of this process evaluation, the Department will communicate with all counties regarding additional or modified procedures to the pilot program for the second round of new intakes.

New male intakes will be quarantined in the recently renovated vocational space, in the visitation building, and in a renovated portion of the main facility on the Draper Correctional Facility (Draper) campus. Appropriate health and security modifications have been made within the previously decommissioned area of Draper to safely house quarantined intakes. New female intakes will be quarantined in a facility on state property next to Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women where the Tutwiler sewing plant is located. Upon arrival at their respective intake quarantine facility, inmates will be provided with face masks before entering an intake holding area – one-by-one – to undergo medical screenings.

Maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of our overall system remains the ADOC’s highest priority. The Department appreciates the cooperation of the sheriffs and county commissions across Alabama, and is grateful for these partnerships during this unforeseen and challenging time.

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On Friday, April 3, 2020, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) became aware that an AL.com reporter obtained – through highly unethical means – a proprietary and confidential copy of the ADOC’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), dated April 1, 2020. The version obtained by AL.com was the most recent iteration of ADOC’s Pandemic COOP, which had been developed over a period of weeks in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is a strategic planning document that continues to be modified as needed.

As Commissioner of the ADOC – the person charged with ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of the Department’s staff and the inmates remanded to our custody – I understand that strong leadership, particularly in times of crisis, necessitates the development of crisis plans that outline worst-case scenarios, which put organizational leadership in a more advantageous position to prevent those issues from manifesting to potential degrees of severity. Federal and state agencies, as well as private entities, conduct this type of responsible planning regularly.

On April 5, 2020, AL.com published an article entitled “Alabama prison system’s COVID-19 plan anticipates widespread infection, deaths, National Guard intervention.” In the article, the reporter outlines sensitive and confidential information contained in our Pandemic COOP, which many of ADOC’s team members have spent countless hours developing to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. The story attempts to highlight two “worst-case scenarios” that were included in the plan for the purposes of scenario planning as “anticipated” or absolute outcomes, which is simply not the case. The publishing of this information in this manner was irresponsible and represents a lapse in good judgement during a national health emergency.

I do want to address the article’s content publicly – and will do so only once – as to ensure inmates, our correctional staff, and their loved ones have a clear and accurate understanding of my Department’s work and the progress we’ve made toward mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities:

  • We have not – nor has any other correctional system in the country – stockpiled critical resources, such as PPE, through the years. Even hospitals are struggling to obtain necessary supplies. With that said, we are working tirelessly to collect sufficient equipment to protect our inmates and staff, and I am proud of our Department’s efforts. Inmates at Holman Correctional Facility and Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women have been hard at work producing masks for distribution across our system, and we are partnering with advocacy groups to attain hygiene supplies. The ADOC will continue to pursue innovative solutions to best protect our staff and inmates.
  • As with any state agency or healthcare services provider, we must use statistical models like those outlined in our Pandemic COOP to predict what could happen if we do not mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These models ensure we move quickly where we must, prepare where and how we can, and do everything in our power to avoid worst possible outcomes from happening. That is what our team has been working nonstop to achieve, and that is the intended purpose of our COOP and preventative actions. Again, the scenarios in this plan are not absolutes.

In addition to COVID-19 preventative and mitigation efforts underway, my staff also is charged with working to maintain calm and provide reassurance not only to each other, but also to those in our custody who may be fearful. If you are not aware of the numerous preventative measures we’ve already instituted across our correctional system, please take a few minutes to review them on our website. This information will continue to be updated as it becomes available, and we are sharing this information with inmates regularly.

Finally, in the face of an unprecedented national health emergency, I want to express my public gratitude to and admiration for my staff. Every day, these brave individuals continue to show up and do their job in spite of these unusual and challenging conditions, and remain committed to this important work in the face of a global pandemic. Their bravery cannot and will not be discounted, and I am confident that those who work in corrections will go down in history as true heroes who helped maintain order in a time defined by the unknown. Every person who works for the ADOC is an inspiration to me, and I sincerely thank them for all they do and will continue to do. If you have a chance to thank a correctional officer or member of my staff for their heroic efforts during this trying time, please take the opportunity to do so.

Stay well, stay home, and stay hopeful.

ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dunn

COVID-19 Preparations

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely, including the rising number of confirmed cases across the country and in Alabama, specifically. Working closely with Governor Ivey’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the National Guard, and infectious disease control experts, we have instituted numerous preventative measures in order to mitigate the spread of the virus in our facilities. Many of the COVID-19 guidelines and protocol recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ADPH already have been implemented.

As of 5 p.m., April 1, 2020, we are pleased to report that the ADOC does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our inmate population.

On March 30, 2020, the ADOC verified that a staff member who works at Staton Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is now self-quarantining for a 14-day period. This is the second positive COVID-19 test among ADOC’s workforce since the onset of the outbreak, the first of which occurred at St. Clair Correctional Facility and was verified on March 20.

The ADOC remains committed to maintaining transparency – without compromising security –throughout the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, and has been working to aggregate relevant data to keep the public informed about the health and well-being of those who live and work in our facilities. Moving forward, we will continue to track statistical data as made available regarding COVID-19 testing on inmates. This information will be updated every Tuesday and Friday, and accessible via this webpage. To view the latest statistical data, please visit ADOC COVID-19 Testing.

Below, we have outlined additional preventative measures now in place and further measures in the process of being implemented. Also, below is an outline of ADOC’s new production program designed to provide our staff and inmate population with face masks considering the nationwide shortages and ongoing supply chain disruptions.

NEW ADOC FACE MASK PRODUCTION PROGRAM
  • The ADOC has created an opportunity to empower inmates to participate in our ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. ADOC plants at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and Holman Correctional Facility have been modified to enable the production of face masks for our correctional staff and the inmate population. Last week, inmates were trained on how to sew protective masks, and production was initiated this week. The ADOC estimates that inmates working at these plants will be able to produce between 2,000 and 2,500 masks per day, which subsequently will be distributed across the correctional system for use.
  • The ADOC continues to source N95 masks, face shields, gloves, gowns, and other necessary PPE from public and private entities for healthcare staff who interact directly with inmates in our infirmaries.
NEW PREVENTATIVE MEASURES IN PLACE
  • The ADOC has established quarantine/isolation areas for inmates who exhibit symptoms of and are being tested for COVID-19 at each of its facilities.
  • The ADOC continues to test inmates exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 upon a physician’s order and approval (all returned tests have been negative to-date).
  • Additional supplies of hand sanitizer have been distributed to all correctional facilities and placed at key locations including points of entry into the facility and staffing posts.
  • Inmates are being provided additional hygiene products as needed, including bar soap.
  • In addition to temperature checks, we are enhancing our screening process by developing verbal screening measures recommended by the CDC for all those who attempt to enter our facilities.
  • Only mission-critical outside contractors will be permitted on ADOC premises (following screening protocols) to conduct vital repairs and maintenance.
  • All routine internal transfers have been suspended and protocols are under development for those who are considered exceptions due to important security and healthcare concerns.
  • The ADOC’s 30-day moratorium on new intakes continues – however, during this time, the Department will continue to receive inmates with severe medical or mental health conditions, subject to review by the Department’s Office of Health Services. Additional health screenings will be implemented at the facility level to ensure any intake is not symptomatic prior to entry into our facilities
  • An employee call-in program has been established to closely monitor absenteeism and security staffing levels at each facility.
  • In addition to posting flyers outlining CDC-recommended hygiene and safety protocols for inmates in our facilities, an ADOC-specific educational handout on COVID-19 has been developed for all inmates and will be distributed throughout the correctional system this week.
  • All laundry fees at community-based facilities have been waived; all charges since March 13 will be credited back to inmates.
  • The ADOC has cancelled the April 24 on-site recruitment event at Fountain Correctional Facility – future onsite recruitment events will be assessed as necessary
  • The ADOC is temporarily shifting to virtual recruiting, and actively will be hiring Basic Correctional Officers (BCO).
  • The Correctional Officer Trainee (COT) APOTSC Academy scheduled for May 4 has been cancelled – trainees will attend the next COT Academy slated for July 20.
  • ADOC Academy operations have been suspended until April 20.
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES UNDER REVIEW / IN PROGRESS
  • The ADOC is exploring the possibility of contract and community partnerships with various groups in order to obtain additional hygiene supplies that could be distributed to our inmate population – these discussions currently are in progress.
  • The ADOC is investigating options to purchase hand-washing stations for staff, which would be installed at strategic locations throughout correctional facilities.
  • Any inoperable sinks and toilets across the correctional system are in the process of being repaired.

While we currently have no inmates or additional staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, we recognize these circumstances rapidly could change. Armed with thorough and vetted COVID-19 treatment and containment protocols, the ADOC remains agile at the institution level to address individual cases and is positioned to move quickly to further secure our facilities to prevent spread. Protecting the safety, security, and well-being of our inmate population, correctional staff, and the public remains our highest priority.

Finally, the ADOC wishes to extend its gratitude to Governor Ivey’s COVID-19 task force, the ADPH, and National Guard, as well as our administrative employees, correctional staff, healthcare workers, and all others within our Department who continue to work tirelessly to prevent and mitigate the potential spread of this virus in our facilities. We recognize the disruption these measures have placed on our inmate population, inmates’ loved ones, and our staff, and ask for continued patience and understanding as we work together to navigate this unprecedented health emergency. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will consider all new recommended guidelines from the CDC, state and federal levels to best protect all those who live and work in our facilities.

ADOC COVID-19 Update

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues to take steps necessary to maintain the safety, security, and well-being of our inmate population, staff, and the public. The Department is working closely with Governor Ivey’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and infectious disease control experts to mitigate the spread of the virus. Our continued and collective efforts have allowed for the implementation of new preventative practices and procedures in response to this rapidly evolving situation.

Effective today, the Department is placing a 30-day moratorium on new intakes from county jails based on Governor Ivey’s declared State of Emergency related to COVID-19. This restriction includes, but is not limited to, new commitments, court returns, and parolees and probationers who are revoked or sanctioned to a dunk. During this time, the Department will continue to receive inmates with severe medical or mental health conditions, subject to the usual review process by the Department’s Office of Health Services. However, additional health screenings will be implemented at the facility level to ensure any inmate is not symptomatic prior to entry. While the 30-day moratorium is in effect, the ADOC’s intake procedures will be reviewed closely and intake dorm space will be assessed thoroughly. At the end of this 30-day period, the Department will assess our interim intake process.

In addition to implementing system-wide preventative measures to prevent the virus from entering our facilities, the ADOC also is modifying internal protocols to best serve our inmate population who have been impacted by these altered processes and various safety precautions. Effective immediately, the ADOC will extend both inmate yard time and snack line services at all our facilities. Other protocol adjustments remain under consideration for possible implementation.

We are continuing to diligently monitor the situation, working closely with the ADPH and adhering to CDC-recommended health and hygiene guidelines. As noted yesterday, March 19, the ADOC has been notified that an administrative employee tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals within the Department who have been in direct contact with the individual who tested positive remain in a 14-day self-quarantine period, and are being monitored by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) for signs and symptoms due to direct exposure. Maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of our overall system remains the ADOC’s highest priority.

ADOC Administrative Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has been notified that an administrative employee tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first confirmed case within the ADOC. Due to HIPAA restrictions and security concerns, the ADOC will not release the name of the individual or the facility at which they work. As of this release, there are no positive COVID-19 cases reported within the inmate population. We will continue to closely monitor inmate health at all facilities.

All individuals within the Department who have been in direct contact with the individual who tested positive are now in self-quarantine for a 14-day period, and will be monitored by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) for signs and symptoms due to direct exposure. Maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of our inmate population, staff, and the public remains the ADOC’s highest priority, and the Department will continue to work closely with Governor Ivey’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, the ADPH, and infectious disease control experts to take necessary precautions to mitigate any potential spread of the virus.

“The ADOC has been actively preparing for the spread of COVID-19 throughout Alabama, which allowed us to quickly put in place necessary preventive measures and protocols to best protect our staff and inmate population,” said Commissioner Jeff Dunn. “Unfortunately, no one is immune to this virus. The physical state of our facilities and our crowded inmate populations are additional challenges we are working diligently to address as we navigate the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. The entire Department is focused on reducing the potential impact of this disease on our correctional system, while maintaining critical operational, rehabilitative, heath, and mental health services.”

The ADOC has the ability to test inmates within the facilities; however, testing will only occur after the ADPH approves a physician’s order. System-wide preventative measures in place include temperature screening of all staff prior to entering the facilities, increased sanitization of facilities with CDC-recommended cleaning supplies, and the suspension of visitation, general legal visits, and work-release and work-center programs. The Department is also minimizing internal transfers of inmates on a case-by-case basis.

Due to the unique aspects of each of our facilities and their respective populations, the ADOC remains agile at the institution level in addressing any potential case of COVID-19. We will continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, and make additional operational and preventative decisions as the situation evolves. The Department remains focused on maintaining the safety and security of the inmate population, the staff, and the public at-large above all else.

Through the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, the ADOC will post all public updates for family and friends of incarcerated individuals, as well as the media, on COVID-19 News Updates.

ADOC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19

Maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of our inmate population, staff, and the public is the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) highest priority. The ADOC has been working closely with Governor Kay Ivey’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and numerous infectious disease control experts to prepare for and prevent the potential spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, which could significantly impact our operations.

The ADOC recognizes that the proactive, preventative measures we are implementing will be disruptive – particularly for inmates’ families. Rest assured that all inmates in our custody will continue to be provided with the services to which they are entitled, including rehabilitative, medical, dental, and mental health, through the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak. We ask for your patience and understanding, knowing that the changes in how you are able to see or interact with your incarcerated loved ones are temporary and have been put in place for the sole purpose of protecting them and those around them. Although this situation is unprecedented in our lifetimes, we will take all necessary actions to protect staff, inmates and the public.

There currently are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within any ADOC facilities. Below is an overview of the system-wide preventative measures that have been in place to help ensure we keep this disease from impacting our correctional system:

  • All visitation, inmate passes, tours, and volunteer entry into our facilities are suspended statewide for 30 days.
  • All inmates will be provided one free call per week (up to 15 minutes) and extended hours of availability.
  • All inmate co-pays (including for medical services not directly related to COVID-19) are suspended for 60 days.
  • All non-emergent inmate community physician appointments and procedures are suspended for 30 days.
  • The ADOC is working with local oncologists to ensure inmates who require chemotherapy continue to receive treatment.
  • Inmate transfers between facilities are suspended (security and healthcare exceptions may be granted)
  • Vocational classes offered to inmates through J.F. Ingram State Technical College will be closed from March 17 – April 3, 2020.
  • General legal visits conducted in-person by attorneys with inmates will be suspended for 30 days. Requests by counsel for an in-person meeting due to urgent matters will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Attorney visits also will be accommodated by confidential phone calls.
  • All Work-Release and Work-Center Programs are suspended for 30 days – no offsite assignments will be permitted.
  • The correctional officer candidate on-site testing event scheduled to occur at Bibb Correctional Facility on March 20, 2020 is postponed until further notice.
  • All senior leadership and regional trainings are postponed.
  • ADOC Academy will continue operations at this time, with proper precautionary measures in place to protect trainees and staff.
  • In the coming days, all staff will be screened prior to entering the facilities by having their temperature taken. If the individual’s temperature is greater than 100.4, they will be restricted from entering the institution that day. All employees will have temperature screening at the beginning of each shift statewide.
  • The ADOC must maintain critical services; however, any staff who can perform their job functions remotely will be asked to do so per Governor Ivey’s recommendations. This will be implemented at the facility level by March 18, 2020.
  • CDC- and ADPH-approved signage detailing preventative recommendations, signs, and symptoms of COVID-19, and other helpful information is being posted throughout ADOC facilities.
  • All ADOC facilities will be sanitized with CDC-recommended cleaning supplies at an increased frequency to reduce the spread of virulent matter.

Information on these preventative measures is being communicated proactively with inmates via the inmate newsletter and bulletin boards within the facility. The Department also is communicating continuously with staff via numerous avenues.

Due to the unique aspects of each of our facilities and their respective populations, the ADOC remains agile at the institution level regarding how we will address any potential case of COVID-19 based on the factors and risks related to individual cases. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, and will be making additional operational and preventative decisions as this situation continues to evolve while keeping our primary directive – maintaining the safety and security of our inmate population, staff, and the public – top of mind at all times. The ADOC will continue to post all public updates for family and friends of incarcerated individuals, as well as the media, on this website page.

Coronavirus Preparation Memo (pdf)
ADPH Coronavirus Response Matrix (pdf)