The men and women of the Corrections Command of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office are assigned the duty of safely and securely operating the Baldwin County Corrections Center. The Corrections Center, formerly known as the Baldwin County Jail, has been located on the same property in Bay Minette for 200 years. Since 1970 the facility has been incrementally enlarged to the point today where approximately 700 inmates can be housed here.
A majority of the persons incarcerated in the facility are held as pre-trial detainees who are awaiting actions by the Court. A much smaller number are either inmates serving a sentence in the facility, inmates housed from other jurisdictions, or inmates sentenced to state prison who are awaiting transportation to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections location.
By the end of 2008 the Baldwin County Corrections Center will have booked approximately 18,000 persons either into or out of the facility in one year which is an increase of 3,000+ over the previous year.
Baldwin County Corrections Center Structure
The Corrections Command is organized along military lines using a rank structure and formal lines of command and supervision. A rank structure from Private First Class to Captain is well established and persons in command are readily identifiable.
An appointed official, the Commander of Corrections, is the senior Corrections Officer on site and is responsible for all that happens or does not happen in the Sheriff’s Correction Center. This official serves as a senior member of Command Staff of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and holds the rank of Major.
The Commander of Corrections is assisted in the provision of leadership and management to the Command by three (3) senior Corrections Officers one of whom is a Captain and two Lieutenants, as well as one (1) senior civilian who is a Registered Nurse. One each of these four (4) senior staff officers supervises the 4 major sub-divisions within the command: the Operations Division, the Support Services Division, Inmate Management and the Medical Services Unit. The Captain over the Operations Division is also designated the Deputy Commander and assumes command of the facility in the absense of the Commander.
How do I visit an inmate in the Baldwin County Corrections Center?
Making an Appointment
Appointments may be made by calling 580-2581. There will be no appointments made on Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays. The following times are made available to make the visitation appointment(s):
Monday and Thursday 12:00 – 3:30 and 4:30 – 8:00pm
Tuesday and Friday 7:30 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 3:00pm
The following are times available for visits during normal work days:
Monday and Thursday
12:30-1:00pm, 1:30-2:00pm, 2:30-3:00pm
5:30-6:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm. 7:30-8:00pm
Tuesday and Friday
How do I send money to an inmate?
Purchases from the Commissary are made on a weekly basis as scheduled. Purchases are deducted from the inmate’s trust account which is maintained by the Center, provided funds are available in the inmate’s account at the time the order is processed. Orders are limited to $75.00 per week.
Money may be sent to during an inmates confinement. Money can be sent in three different forms.
1. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center has a Kiosk located in the Public Docket Lobby which can accept cash or credit/debit cards for deposit into an inmates account.
2. A toll free Phone Deposit by calling 1-888-277-2535.
3. An Internet Deposit www.GovPayNow.com
All three are Secure forms of Deposit. (Fees apply to each)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Inmate Name, Inmate Number, Facility Code, Pay Location Code #5500
How do I send mail to an inmate?
The mailing address to send mail to an Inmate is as follows:
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center
Inmate (name goes here)
200 Hand Ave.
Bay Minette, AL 36507