Ventress Correctional Facility

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Ventress Correctional Facility
Location Ventress Lane, Clayton, Alabama
Security class medium security and below
Capacity 1650
Opened August 1990
Managed by Alabama Department of Corrections
Director Christopher Gordy

Ventress Correctional Facility is an Alabama Department of Corrections state prison for men located in Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama. Opened in August 1990 with a capacity for 1650 inmates, Ventress was the state's first correctional facility dedicated to drug and alcohol treatment as its primary mission.[1][2]

In August 2010 inmate Rocrast Mack was beaten by at least four corrections officers for 40 minutes in three different locations within the prison.[3] An FBI investigation revealed that Mack's fatal injuries did not match up with the officers' testimony. Four officers were convicted and imprisoned on civil rights and conspiracy charges, with the apparent ringleader given 30 years.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama Department of Corrections". 
  2. ^ "Alabama Department of Corrections". 
  3. ^ Reed, Jon (17 Oct 2014). "See how the FBI got convictions against 4 Alabama prison guards in a fatal 2010 beating". alabama.com. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Color of Law Agent Exposes Civil Rights Crimes in Alabama Prison". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 31°53′21″N 85°29′31″W / 31.88925°N 85.49201°W / 31.88925; -85.49201