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Alabama

Map of Alabama with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

1

150

290

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Statewide among incarcerated people

Cases

Cumulative Case Rate

Data Grade

State Facilities

1,635

9%

D

Federal Facilities

514

19%

F

ICE Detention Centers

30

29%

F

Statewide among staff

Cases

Data Grade

State Facilities

1,044

D

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

F

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

F

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Talladega Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Facilities

292N/A

Bibb Correctional Facility

State Facilities

16461

Bullock Correctional Facility

State Facilities

16380

Limestone Correctional Facility

State Facilities

153106

Draper Quarantine Intake Facility

State Facilities

1320

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting
& Quality Grade
D

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Alabama. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of April 12, 2021. Scores will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Total Populationnot reported

None

Vaccinationsreported at the facility level

By facility

Data reporting for staff
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Vaccinationsreported at the facility level

By facility

Data quality
Machine ReadableYes

Yes

Regularly UpdatedYes

Yes

Clearly DefinedNo

No

Contextualized HistoricallyNo

No

Legal Filings and Court Orders Related to COVID-19

2

number of courts

2

number of facilities

1

compassionate releases granted

2

filings coded by our team

Our project collaborates with Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, and Zealous to collect legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration. Together, we then organize and code them into the jointly managed Health is Justice litigation hub for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. The majority of the legal documents in the Health is Justice litigation hub are federal court opinions, but we are expanding to state legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

For more COVID-19-related legal filings, please visit the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, COVID-19 Special Collection.

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID-19

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)Date*Overall population reduction/total number of releases**Population prior to releases***Known facility capacity****Release detailsSource
AutaugaCounty-wide jailsCourt/Sheriff3/17/20207167Minor offenses
MobileMobile Metro JailGovernor4/13/20204801580Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations, Other
MorganMorgan County Jail4/19/2020107640Minor offenses, Vulnerable populations
  1. For the most part, we only include release efforts where the data source includes some sort of programmatic description of who is being released (e.g., people with technical violations of parole, people charged with non-violent crimes, etc.). You can find our full prison releases dataset here and jail releases dataset here.

  2. *date of releases, if available. Otherwise, date on which releases first were reported.

  3. **total number of releases reported when available. Otherwise, the change in population to which the releases contributed is reported.

  4. ***last reported inmate population before releases were realized

  5. ****capacity is often determined differently across jurisdictions and some facilities often report more than one capacity number. In these cases, we report the higher of the figures available.

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID-19

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal or externalEffort concernsSource
Covington County JailCovington County5/10/2020Incarcerated individuals at Covington County JailUprising/Protest–InternalExternalTesting procedures, Sanitation improvements
Donaldson Correctional FacilityCoffee and Dale2/15/2021Ordinary People Society, Alabama Students Against PrisonsProtest–External, MarchInternal
Easterling Correctional FacilityBarbour7/29/2020Incarcerated folks at Easterling Correctional FacilityUprising/Protest-Internal, Hunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
Fountain Correctional FacilityEscambia1/11/2021Incarcerated individuals at Fountain CorrectionalUprising/Protest–Internal, Strike/WorkstoppageExternalSanitation improvements
ICE ETOWAH COUNTY JAIL ALABAMAEtowah3/20/2020ICE Detainees at Etowah County Detention CenterUprising/Protest–Internal, Hunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
  1. You can find our full dataset here.