When Alabama was first admitted into the Union in 1819, and for several years after, the state of Alabama did not have a prison system. Back then, the people of Alabama did not want a prison system.
Inmates in Alabama may get letters through the U.S. Mail. Inmates will be allowed to correspond by letter with their families and friends unless the mail privilege has been removed due to disciplinary action. Mail between two inmates is only allowed with permission by the facility superintendents. All mail to inmates must specify the inmate’s name, number, and location within the institution. Inmates may not receive packages, only letters.
To visit an Alabama inmate you must be approved on the visitation list. All visiting hours vary by date, time and facility. For the most update information please contact the inmates specific facility.
There are currently 29 prisons in the state of Alabama. Five of those are maximum security: Holman, Kilby, St. Clair, Donaldson and Tutwiler. Eleven prisons are considered medium, with a total of 13 minimum prisons being work release and community work centers.
Counties in Alabama