The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center is entrusted to provide care, custody, and control while performing duties. The personnel of the Corrections Center are sworn to perform duties safely and professionally. The Corrections Center, formerly known as the County Jail, has maintained a stationary service to the citizens of Baldwin County for over 200 years. The Corrections Center ADP is approximately 550 with periods of times exceeding the listed number. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center actively maintains an accreditation status and takes pride in the professional development within the Corrections Center. The Corrections Center is one of two facilities in the State of Alabama that is accredited.
A majority of the inmates incarcerated in the facility are held as pre-trial detainees who are awaiting actions by the court. The Corrections Center houses inmates of several jurisdictions. The intake process average is over 15,000 yearly. The Corrections Center takes pride in the manner in which we perform duties and actively maintain a professional environment for the public.
The Corrections Command leadership is organized by providing a structure of ranks which mirror a military type structure. The rank structure is identifiable and utilized in the chain of command.
An appointed official, the Commander of Corrections is the Senior Corrections Officer on site and is responsible for personnel and inmate management of the Corrections Center. The Commander of Corrections 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 Command management by eight (8) Senior Corrections Officers, two of whom are Captains and six Lieutenants, as well as one (1) Contract director of Medicine, (1) Contract Kitchen Manager. The Corrections Center’s two main divisions are the Operations Division and the Support Services Division. The Captains over each Division are designated as the Deputy Commanders of Corrections and assume command of the facility in the absence of the Commander of Corrections.
This division is charged with the daily safe and secure operation of the facility including all officers assigned to the direct management of inmates.
Support Services Division
This division is responsible for providing all support services required to operate the facility except facility maintenance. These responsibilities include Food Service, Postal Service, Inmate Commissary, Visitation, Records, and inmate transportation among others.
This Division is charged with intake and release of all inmates, Docket room, Inmate Classification, Inmate Transportation and Liaison to the Courts; including all Judges and District Attorney's Office. The Corrections Center provides every inmate with updates on their court case when available. If the inmate or inmate’s family has questions concerning court information unknown to the center, we recommend contacting the attorney in the case. The assigned or hired attorney in that inmate’s case will have the most current information as to the status. The docket room is able to provide bond amounts and charges only. The corrections center also provides 24 hr. booking information online.
Medical Service Unit
The medical staff provides the personnel resources for a full-service medical and dental facility inside the confines of the Corrections Center. Professional medical services are provided by a locally contracted Doctor and Dentist. Medical and Dental Sick Calls are held daily and inmates are seen in order of need after they have been examined. Medical and dental care is provided to each inmate without regard for their ability to pay for services. Should an inmate have funds in their Inmate Trust Account, a charge to that account for an appropriate co-pay amount will be made as they receive medical and dental care.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center provides non-denomination religious service weekly. The service is provided by volunteers within Baldwin County, Al. The Corrections Center understands the need for inmate rehabilitation and self-awareness, it is for this reason the corrections center offers AA services. The Corrections Center has implemented several programs that the inmates are allowed to participate in upon request.
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center provides food service to all inmates of the Corrections Center regardless of meal requirements. The Correction’s kitchen complies with religious requirements as well as medical requirements. The kitchen’s average meal count is 1,740 per day. All meals are prepared based on a dietitian’s recommendation. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center complies with all local, state, and federal regulations.