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Baldwin County Corrections Center

County Jail

Last Updated: January 16, 2021
Address
200 Hand Ave, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Beds
700
County
Baldwin
County - medium
Phone
251-937-0202
Email
reportcrime@co.baldwin.al.us
Satellite View of Baldwin County Corrections Center

Baldwin County Corrections Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 251-937-0202

The Baldwin County Corrections Center is a medium-security detention center located at 200 Hand Ave Bay Minette, AL which is operated locally by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Baldwin County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Bay Minette Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Baldwin County Detention Center - Guidelines - The Corrections Center, formerly known as the 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.

Inmate Management - This Division is charged with intake and release of all inmates, Docket room, Inmate Classification, Inmate Transportation and Liason to the Courts; including all Judges and District Attorney's Office.

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.

INCOMING MAIL - All written incoming non-privileged mail must be on a metered postcard (no postage stamps) no larger than 4”x6” in dimension and written in blue or black ink only. No embellishments, colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, etc., will be accepted. The following must be present as the return address on all correspondence addressed to the inmate while incarcerated at the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center: Sender’s First and last name, Complete Mailing address, City, State and Zip Code

  • Return addresses must be handwritten in blue or black ink only. No colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, stamps, stickers etc., will be accepted.
  • Inmates may receive photograph postcards no larger than 4”x6” in dimension. These photograph postcards must meet the same standards as all other non-privileged incoming mail.
  • Metered (no postage stamps) postcards for outgoing non-privileged mail will be available for purchase from the Center’s Commissary and will be no larger than 4”x6” in dimension.
  • The following must be used as the inmate’s return address on all correspondence: Inmate’s full name, MNI #, 200 Hand Avenue, Bay Minette, AL 36507
  • Privileged incoming mail is correspondence which is not subject to censorship.

Inmates will be disciplined for the intentional use of legal mail as a device to avoid inspection and censorship. This includes the inclusion of non-legal material in outgoing mail stated as being ‘Legal Correspondence’

As a matter of security and safety of all persons concerned, all incoming and outgoing mail is subject to visual and/or contact search/inspection.

As of the approval date of this Policy, inmate mail already in the possession of any active inmate at the Center may be retained for the duration of their stay. All inmates fall under the preceding guidelines as of the effective date of this policy going forward.
MONEY. 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 and the Visitation Lobby which can accept cash or credit/debit cards for deposit into an inmates account.
2. A toll-free Phone Deposit by calling 1-866-394-0490
3. An Internet Deposit www.MyCarePack.com

All written incoming non-privileged mail must be on a metered postcard (no postage stamps) no larger than 4”x6” in dimension and written in blue or black ink only. No embellishments, colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, etc., will be accepted.

The following must be present as the return address on all correspondence addressed to the inmate while incarcerated at the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Center: Sender’s First and last name, Complete Mailing address, City, State and Zip Code

Return addresses must be handwritten in blue or black ink only. No colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, stamps, stickers etc., will be accepted.

Inmates may receive photograph postcards no larger than 4”x 6” in dimension. These photograph postcards must meet the same standards as all other non-privileged incoming mail.

Metered (no postage stamps) postcards for outgoing non-privileged mail will be available for purchase from the Center’s Commissary and will be no larger than 4”x 6” in dimension.

PACKAGES. Packages to the inmates are not authorized.

BOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS. An inmate may be allowed to receive one (1) newspaper per day and to retain the same amount daily. Newspapers must not be hoarded. They must be thrown away the day after they are received. Outdated newspapers will be considered contraband and disposed of. All newspapers must be sent directly from the publisher. They may receive and retain one (1) magazine subscription per inmate provided it is received directly from the publisher through the U.S. Postal System. Softbound books may be received as long as they come from a bookstore through the U.S. Postal System and are inspected by the Center's staff. Inmates may retain, or have in their possession, a maximum of three (3) softbound books.

In addition to the three books authorized, inmates may have one (1) religious book (Bible, Holy Koran, etc.). This does not count as one of the three books authorized. All others will be confiscated and disposed of at the Center's discretion. Each book may not exceed 1.5 pounds in weight. Hardbound books or used books are not authorized and will be returned to sender. Bibles may be requested from the Inmate Services Officer or Center's Book Custodian and count as one of the four books allowed. Softbound novels are available weekly via the Center's book cart. One book per inmate which must be returned by the inmate receiving the book.

Inmate Locator

Baldwin County Corrections Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Alabama. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Baldwin County Corrections Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 251-937-0202.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Baldwin County Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation Rules/Making an Appointment

Appointments may be made by calling 251-580-2581.

There will be no appointments made on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, 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

Visitation Times

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
  • Wednesday - No visitation
  • Tuesday and Friday 8:00-8:30am, 9:00-9:30am, 10:00-10:30am, 12:30-1:00pm 1:30-2:00pm, 2:30-3:00pm
  • Holiday: The inmate will be notified as to any changes to the " normal" visitation schedule due to holidays and /or any special commitments.

Rules for Visitation:
The following are the rules as they are presented to the general public:

  • If you have not made an appointment at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of your visit, you will not be allowed in the Center.
  • You may sign in up to 15 minutes prior to the visit.
  • All visitors entering the Center are subject to search by Correctional Staff.
  • You must have a valid state issued Driver’s License or ID. All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Each inmate is allowed two visits per week on separate days
  • Any missed (no show) visitations that were scheduled will count towards the allowed amount during that week
  • Visits are limited to 25 minutes for video visitation. You must make your own appointment.
  • Only 4 persons may visit with an inmate at a time; this includes children.
  • All personal property will be left outside the confines of the Center. No cell phones, baby strollers, purses, books, pocket knives, handbags, keys, cigarettes, lighters, etc., will be authorized.
  • Unsupervised or unruly children will not be allowed in the Center and will result in termination of the visit.
  • Visits may be terminated for any emergency situation which may arise.
  • Inappropriate clothing will result in the visit not taking place. Inappropriate clothing includes short shorts, halter tops, tank tops, strapless tops, sleeveless tops, extremely tight clothing, low cut, V-neck or see-through blouses, short/mini dresses or dresses with slits up the thigh, caps, bandannas, or house shoes. Shorts must come to the knee! All visitors must wear undergarments. The Visitation Officer has the final decision on the visitor’s attire.
  • The following visitors will not be allowed: Known felons, persons confined in the past 6 months

Violating Visitation Policy:

Visiting privileges may be cancelled, denied, restricted, and/or suspended under the following circumstances, but not limited to:

• Visitors found to be in violation of the rules will be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of visiting privileges or other appropriate action.

• Inmates found in violation of the rules will be subject to temporary or permanent suspension of visiting privileges or other appropriate action.

  • (2) or more unattended scheduled visitation appointments within a 30-day period may result in suspension of video privileges.

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