Draper Correctional Facility

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Draper Correctional Facility
Location 2828 Alabama Highway 143, Elmore, Alabama
Capacity 1232
Opened 1939
Closed March 13,2018
Managed by Alabama Department of Corrections
Director Louis Boyd

Draper Correctional Facility is an Alabama Department of Corrections state prison for men located in Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama. The prison first opened in 1939 with a capacity of 600 beds, replacing the former Speigner Reformatory.[1] Speigner had been founded circa 1900 and employed inmates on a farm and cotton mill on site.[2] It was destroyed by fire in November 1932[3]

Draper retains a farming operation and a furniture plant, as well as vocational training and employing inmates on facility maintenance. Each prisoner has an assigned job.[1] It was named for Hamp Draper, the then-director of the state corrections department.

Elmore is the site of three Alabama state prisons: Draper, Staton Correctional Facility which is immediately adjacent, and the Elmore Correctional Facility about a mile to the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alabama Department of Corrections". doc.state.al.us. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  2. ^ Plans and Illustrations of Prisons and Reformatories, Hastings Hornell Hart, 1922, page 30
  3. ^ "Alabama Department of Corrections". doc.state.al.us. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 

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Coordinates: 32°34′38″N 86°20′14″W / 32.57719°N 86.33733°W / 32.57719; -86.33733