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ADOC COVID-19 Preparedness Update

ADOC COVID-19 Updates


June 3, 2020

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.
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ADOC COVID-19 TESTING (Update June 2, 2020)


Offender Population Testing

The Alabama Department of Corrections 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 provide data regarding COVID-19 testing across the correctional system, detailing up-to-date information in the below chart about our inmate population. The ADOC's COVID-19 testing data is accumulated through end-of-day on the previous business day.

Facility Inmates Tested Tests Results Pending Confirmed Positive* Recovered COVID-19 Related Inmate Deaths*
Alex City - - - -
ATEF 4 - - - -
Bibb 13 - 1 1 -
Birmingham - - - - -
Bullock 11 - 1 1 -
Camden 2 - - - -
Childersburg 3 - - - -
Donaldson 18 - - - -
Draper QIF 3 - - - -
Easterling 4 1 1 -
Elba 2 - 1 1 -
Elmore 7 - - - -
Fountain 13 1 - - -
Frank Lee 2 - 1 - -
Hamilton A&I 8 - 1 1 -
Hamilton CBF - - - - -
Holman 4 - - - -
Kilby 12 - 4 1 -
Limestone 9 - - - -
Loxley 3 1 - - -
Mobile 1 - - - -
Montgomery - - - - -
North Alabama 2 - - - -
Red Eagle - - - - -
St Clair 30  - 8 2 2
Staton 9 - - - -
Tutwiler 7 2 1 - -
Tutwiler QIF - - - - -
Ventress 10 - - - -
Total: 178 5 19 8 1

*Please note that the ADOC's COVID-19 testing chart is updated daily to reflect the previous days data for public consumption. Inmate deaths reported as COVID-19 related include inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to their passing; however, their autopsies are pending, therefore, the cause of death cannot be confirmed.

*Please note inmate deaths reported as COVID-19 related include inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to their passing; however, their autopsies are pending, therefore, the cause of death cannot be confirmed.



Employee and Contract Staff

The ADOC does not test its staff for COVID-19, nor are we legally able to require staff testing as an employer. If a staff member becomes symptomatic, he or she must contact his or her physician, who subsequently will order a COVID-19 test so long as certain 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, 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, the Department will then provide a public update on the result with no identifying personal information included. The ADOC's COVID-19 staff data is accumulated and reported through 12 p.m. CDT every business day.

Employee Self-Reported Positive Tests: 72
Major Facilities: 59
Community Work Release/ Work Centers: 13
Alex City 2 (1) Elba 1 (1) Loxley - -
ATEF - - Elmore 3 (2) Mobile 1 (1)
Bibb - - Fountain 1 (0) Montgomery 4 (0)
Birmingham 2 (0) Frank Lee 8 (3) North Alabama - -
Bullock 5 (1) Hamilton A&I 2 (0) Red Eagle - -
Camden 1 (1) Hamilton CBF - - St Clair 1 (1)
Childersburg - - Holman 1 (0) Staton 3 (2)
Donaldson - - Kilby 6 (1) Tutwiler 16 (0)
Easterling 2 (1) Limestone 1 (1) Ventress 12 (5)
Red - Self-Reported positive
Green - Cleared and returned back to work