The mission of the Birmingham City Jail is to provide an enhanced level of service to citizens of the Birmingham area by housing inmates through the establishment of a safe, secure facility; while maintaining humane custody, confinement and supervision.
The Birmingham City Jail offers educational training such as GED preparation and literacy service, social services (Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous, AIM (Aids in Minority and Life Skills), Assist Veteran Affairs VJO homeless in offering mental health and substance abuse treatment as an alternative to incarceration, identify and assess individuals who meet the criteria for the Municipal Court Drug Program. Female detainees are offered Healthy Lifestyles therapeutic classes.
The Birmingham City Jail’s goal is to provide Domestic Violence intervention classes for inmates incarcerated for long periods of time due to their domestic violence convictions and provide counseling to those affected by mental illness. The unit also offers religious programs to enhance the quality of life during and after incarceration; while providing a clean and healthy work environment for the staff and detainees.