Alabama Department of Corrections

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Alabama Department of Corrections
Abbreviation ADOC
Seal of the Alabama Department of Corrections.svg
Seal
Agency overview
Formed February 3, 1983
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Alabama, USA
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Map of Alabama Department of Corrections's jurisdiction.
Size 52,419 square miles (135,760 km2)
Population 4,661,900 (2008 est.)[1]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Montgomery, Alabama
Agency executives
  • Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner
  • Grantt Culliver, Associate Commissioner for Operations
  • Terry McDonnell, Associate Commissioner for Plans and Programs
  • Steve Brown, Associate Commissioner for Administration Services
  • Ruth Naglich, Associate Commissioner for Health Services
  • Jeffery Williams, Deputy Commissioner for Governmental Relations and Community Corrections
Parent agency Alabama Department of Corrections
Website
ADOC Website
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), is the agency responsible for incarceration of convicted felons in the state of Alabama in the United States. It is headquartered in the Alabama Criminal Justice Center in Montgomery.[2][3] It operates the nation's most crowded prison system. In 2015 it housed over 24,000 inmates in a system designed for just 13,318. [4]

History[edit]

Alabama prisoners were involved in farming since the 1840s. Throughout its history prisoners in the system farmed fields. In 2007 the prison system ended its farming programs, rendering many prisoners idle.[5]

In 2016, Governor Robert Bentley proposed $800 million dollars in state bonds to build four large prisons each with a designed capacity of 3,500 prisoners. This program would allow the state to close and unspecified number of older facilities. Press reports indicate the troubled Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women would be closed.[6]

Operations[edit]

The Alabama Criminal Justice Center houses the headquarters of the Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety

All female inmates entering ADOC are sent to the receiving unit in the Tutwiler Prison for Women.[7]

Death row[edit]

Holman Correctional Facility has a male death row that originally had a capacity of 20, but was later expanded in the summer of 2000.[8] The William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility has a male death row with a capacity of 24.[9] Donaldson's death row houses prisoners who need to stay in the Birmingham judicial district.[10] Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women houses the female death row.[11] All executions occur at Holman.[8]

Facilities[edit]

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Alabama Department of Corrections, nine officers have died while on duty.[12]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Correctional Facility Directory." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 8, 2009. "Administrative Office 301 S. Ripley/P O Box 301501 Montgomery"
  3. ^ "ADMINISTRTIVE [sic] REGULATION OPR: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS NUMBER 490." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 8, 2010. "Alabama Criminal Justice Center 301 S. Ripley Street P. O. Box 301501 Montgomery, AL 36130-1501."
  4. ^ Alan, Blinder (15 March 2016). "Alabama Prison Uprisings Come as State Grapples With How to Fix System". New York Times. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Baggett, Connie. "Prison farms are up for sale." Press-Register. Tuesday July 1, 2008. Retrieved on July 4, 2011.
  6. ^ Alan, Blinder (15 March 2016). "Alabama Prison Uprisings Come as State Grapples With How to Fix System". New York Times. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Tutwiler Prison for Women." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 20, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Annual Report Fiscal Year 2003." Alabama Department of Corrections. 33/84. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "which also included a cellblock for 20 death row inmates." and "The death chamber is located at Holman where all executions are conducted." and "A major addition was completed in the summer of 2000 to add 200 single cells to the segregation unit. This addition was required to keep up with the increasing number of inmates on Death Row which had grown to more than 150."
  9. ^ "Annual Report Fiscal Year 2003." Alabama Department of Corrections. 21/84. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "Donaldson has a death row unit with a capacity of 24 inmates."
  10. ^ "Donaldson Correctional Facility." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 8, 2010.
  11. ^ "Annual Report Fiscal Year 2003." Alabama Department of Corrections. 45/84. Retrieved on August 15, 2010. "Tutwiler also has a death row,"
  12. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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