Frequently Asked Questions
|Inmate Population as of 06/13/2013|
|Black Males: 16996||White Males: 11514||Other Males: 62|
|Black Females: 832||White Females: 1711||Other Females: 3|
|Total Males: 28572||Total Females: 2543||Total Inmates: 31115|
Inmate Population totals do not include those inmates sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act. Back to top.
The Alabama Dept. of Corrections operates 29 facilities within the state. Five are considered maximum security: Holman, Kilby, St. Clair, Donaldson and Tutwiler. Eleven are considered medium security, with a total of 13 minimum camps, work release and community work centers. Back to top.
Alabama inmates may receive correspondence through the U.S. mail. Inmates are allowed to correspond by letter with family members and friends unless the mail privilege is withdrawn as a result of approved disciplinary action. Mail between inmates, whether state, county, city, out-of-state or federal, may be allowed only with the permission of the facility wardens. All incoming mail must be addressed so as to specify the inmate’s name, inmate number, and location within the institution. Additional items included in correspondence may be cause for mail rejection. Items such as food, clothing, jewelry, and toiletries may not be mailed to offenders. Individuals may not mail packages to offenders. ADOC policy strictly prohibits inmates from E-mail and Internet accesses. Please refer to Administrative Regulation 448, Inmate Mail. Back to top.
To visit you must be on the inmate’s approved visitation list. Visiting hours vary by date, time and facility. For the most up to date information please contact the facility of incarceration. Back to top.
During Fiscal Year 2011, there were more than 3,000 offenders participating in 34 Community Corrections programs operating in 45 counties statewide.Back to top.
On September 28, 2012, 43.5% of Alabama's prison population was sentenced for personal crimes (crimes against persons). 27.4% were sentenced for property crimes and 29.1% for drugs and other crimes. Extensive statistical data regarding ADOC is available on this web site under monthly statistical reports. Back to top.
During Fiscal Year 2011, the annual cost to house an ADOC inmate was $15,789.90 or $43.26 per day. According to the American Correctional Association this is one of the lowest cost-per-day rates in the country. Back to top.
As of 6/13/2013 , there are 195 males and 4 females on death row in Alabama. Back to top.
Lethal injection is the primary method of execution in Alabama. In 2002, the passage of Senate bill 240 provides for execution of the death sentence by lethal injection unless the condemned person elects the method of electrocution as described by Code of Alabama 15-18-82.1.Back to top.
The annual salary range for a Correctional Officer
Trainee is $28,516 - $43,339.
** $29,954 for new employees with an Associate Degree
** $31,488 for new employees with a Bachelor Degree
For more information see our employment page. Back to top.
All Alabama prisons have a heating system, but only the prison hospital and mental health units have air conditioning. Back to top.