Elmore Correctional Facility

Coordinates: 32°34′31″N 86°19′13″W / 32.575185°N 86.320388°W / 32.575185; -86.320388
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Elmore Correctional Facility
Location3520 Marion Spillway Road
Elmore, Alabama
Security classminimum security
Managed byAlabama Department of Corrections

Elmore Correctional Facility is a medium-security prison for men, located in Elmore, Elmore County, Alabama. The facility has an operating capacity of 1176 and was first opened in 1981 with temporary modular dormitories.[1]

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

Elmore inmate Johnny Lee Spears was stabbed to death by another prisoner on March 25, 2016,[2] and another prisoner was stabbed and wounded in April, in July a third inmate was killed, stabbed by another prisoner.[3] In July 2006, an additional 400 beds were added, bringing the total capacity to 1,264 inmates and was critically understaffed, with 72 of its 169 guard positions filled.[4]


  1. ^ "Elmore Correctional Facility". Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Grass, Jonathan (March 26, 2016). "Convicted murderer fatally stabbed in fight at Elmore Correctional Facility". Alabama.com. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Reeves, Jay (July 26, 2017). "Alabama prison toll rises; 4 inmates killed, 6 officers hurt". ABC. Archived from the original on July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Britt, Bill. "A Day at Elmore County Correctional Facility". Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2016.

32°34′31″N 86°19′13″W / 32.575185°N 86.320388°W / 32.575185; -86.320388