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Could one of these prison inmates from Alabama be your new penpal ?

Sending Mail to an inmate incarcerated in Alabama

Inmates incarcerated in an Alabama prison are allowed to receive cards, (no electronic or multi-layered cards are allowed), photos and letters.  

All photos must be no larger then 4″x6″ and may not be a Polaroid photo or contain anything sexually suggestive or nudity.  

You can send up to 5 photos in an envelope with a single stamp.  

All incoming and outgoing mail is opened and searched, contents and all to ensure the safety of the facility.
When writing an inmate ensure you use the following format for the address:

Inmate Name
Institutions Name
Housing/Bed Assignment
Facilities Address

Your mail will be rejected if you mark the envelope of letter in anyway, such as with crayon, marker, stickers, glitter, or lipstick.

Inmates can also receive holiday/quarterly packages in Alabama through a company called or Union Supply Direct.  In order for an inmate to be eligible to receive a quarterly package they must have 6 months on record of good behavior.  This means the inmate cannot have any write ups or citations.

If an inmate is in solitary they will not receive mail of any kind.

Alabama prison inmates looking for pen pals

Mail Books and Magazines to an inmate in Alabama

You can send inmate’s books, magazines and newspapers as long as they are mailed directly from a company like  Books must be paperback only and new, magazines and newspapers must not contain nudity or incite any sort of safety or security problems.  

Sending Money to an inmate incarcerated in Alabama

In Alabama you can deposit funds into an inmate’s account in four different ways.  You can use any of the kiosks in the lobby and make a deposit in cash in person, you can send the inmate a United States Postal Money Order, you can make a deposit over the phone, or online.

If sending funds through money order you will need to print a deposit coupon, which can be found on the same site you can use to deposit the funds online.  That website is  To send funds electronically you will be charged a fee.  If you are mailing in a money order, send the deposit to:
Secure Deposits — Alabama DOC
PO Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

When transferring to a new facility inmate funds currently in an inmate’s account (up to $200) can be held for sixty days to ensure all financial obligations are satisfied.  These financial obligations could be present if the inmate participated in any program that cost money.  After 60 days all funds will be forwarded to the inmate.  If the inmate is released the funds may still take 60 days to be sent to them.  Inmate’s must provide a forwarding address to the business office along with a self addressed stamped envelope.

Major facilities in Alabama

PrisonPhotoCountyLocationOpenedSecurity classCapacityNotes
Bibb Correctional FacilityBibbBrent
32°55′14″N 87°09′53″W
Bullock Correctional FacilityBullockNear Union Springs
32°08′54″N 85°40′20″W
William E. Donaldson Correctional FacilityJeffersonNear Bessemer
33°30′50″N 87°11′05″W
1982Maximum1492Death Row
Draper Correctional FacilityElmoreElmore
32°34′37″N 86°20′15″W
Easterling Correctional FacilityBarbourClio
31°41′21″N 85°35′07″W
Elmore Correctional FacilityElmoreElmore
32°34′30″N 86°19′13″W
1981Minimum-In / Minimum-Out1176
Fountain Correctional FacilityEscambiaNorth of Atmore
31°09′07″N 87°28′06″W
Hamilton Aged & InfirmedMarionHamilton
34°07′28″N 87°59′39″W
Holman Correctional FacilityEscambiaNorth of Atmore
31°08′03″N 87°26′59″W
1969Maximum998Death Row & Execution Site
St. Clair Correctional FacilitySt. ClairSpringville, Alabama
33°44′43″N 86°23′06″W
1983Maximum1,514Death Row
Staton Correctional FacilityElmoreElmore
32°34′37″N 86°19′59″W
Julia Tutwiler Prison for WomenElmoreWetumpka
32°33′50″N 86°11′39″W
1942Medium / Maximum985Death Row (female)
Kilby Correctional FacilityMontgomeryMount Meigs
32°23′13″N 86°06′10″W
1969Medium / Maximum1421Receiving / Processing (male)
Limestone Correctional FacilityMadisonHarvest
34°48′45″N 86°48′14″W
1984Maximum2086Largest prison in Alabama
Ventress Correctional FacilityBarbourClayton
31°53′20″N 85°29′34″W

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