Baldwin County Corrections Center INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES
The information on the Inmate Search page will guide you on how the Baldwin County Corrections Center Inmate Search functions, the inmate’s booking information, the inmate’s mugshot, their inmate ID #, their criminal charges, bail and bond amounts, their court location, upcoming court date(s), and their prior criminal charges, dates and convictions.
In addition, there are direct links to your Baldwin County, state of Alabama and Federal:
• Most Wanted
• Arrest Warrants
• Public Defenders
• Today’s Crime News
If you want to send and receive mail to and from an inmate in the Baldwin County Corrections Center you need to follow the rules and guidelines exactly. This facility has a zero tolerance for sending mail if it isn’t addressed properly, contains content that is against their rules or is sent from people who are not allowed to contact the inmate. Inmates who are sent contraband, could result in new criminal charges for both them and/or the sender of the mail.
Mail topics also covered include:
• Mailing Photos
• Sending & Receiving Electronic Messages & Photos
• What App to Use for Messages & Photos
• Mailing Books, Newspapers & Magazines
• Mailing Money
Communicating with an inmate in the Baldwin County Corrections Center by telephone requires understanding what type of phone calls they allow, how long the calls can be, how often you can speak with them, how much it costs per call or per minute, how to be get approved by the facility, how to register online, how to purchase prepaid phone time and prepaid calling cards that are accepted, and how much an inmate can spend each month on phone calls.
Inmate Telephone topics also cover emailing messages and photos and using their App.
Inmates incarcerated in Baldwin County Corrections Center are allowed to maintain an account so that they can purchase items from Commissary from within the facility.
You can fund the inmate's account various ways: Mailing or dropping off funds or depositing money online using your credit or debit card.
You may also purchase snacks and hygiene products online (by an approved company) that are shipped to the inmate once a week.
Visits from you or other people who are friends or family of an inmate is very important to them. Baldwin County Corrections Center has limited days and hours set aside for visitation.
They also have very strict rules about what you wear, what you can bring to the visit, who can visit, how many people can visit each visit, how many people can be on an inmate’s visitation list and how you both must behave on the visit.
If you don’t follow Baldwin County Corrections Center Visitation Rules and Policies exactly you and/or your inmate will lose all visitation privileges.
Other Visitation Topics include:
• Online Video Visits from Home
• Online Video Visits from the Facility
• Using an App to Register and Have a Visit
Alabama allows an inmate to post bail or a bond (unless the judge considers them a flight risk or a danger to society) after their arrest and initial arraignment in Baldwin County and Alabama.
The bail page lists the various bail bond amounts for each offense, the different types of bonds, acceptable bail bond collateral, bond costs, where to post a bond, the hours you can bond and recommended bail bond companies in Baldwin County.
About the Baldwin County Corrections Center
The Baldwin County Corrections Center, located in the city of Bay Minette, in Baldwin County, Alabama, is a medium to maximum-security facility that mostly houses pre-trial detainees. Other inmates have been sentenced to one year or less.
The Corrections Center is overcrowded, and there has been much discussion about expansion due to the growing population in the County. The Center was built to house 650 inmates, but it currently holds 700 inmates, on average. Overflow inmates sleep on mattresses on the floor.
Family and friends of inmates are allowed to receive phone calls from the inmates, provide them with commissary money, receive and send them mail, and schedule times to visit.
Deposits can be made into an inmate’s account by phone, through a kiosk in the Visitation Lobby, or online.
Visitation appointments can be scheduled online and as of 2018, offsite video visitation became available.
Inmates in the Baldwin County Corrections Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities.
The Sheriff’s Corrections Center used to accept ‘whites” for inmates (white t-shirts, underwear, socks and sports bras), but the policy changed in 2018, and now they must be purchased through the inmate commissary.
ICE detainees are temporarily held in the Corrections Center, as well as Inmates ranging from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. The Baldwin County Corrections Center also houses inmates arrested by the county’s municipal police departments (all cities and towns are listed here). Therefore, the security level must be as high as is it would be in any maximum-security state prison.
Security features in the Baldwin County Corrections Center include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire.
Correctional officers in Baldwin County Corrections Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
In 2018, the police in the county were involved in several high-speed chases with suspects who ended up in The Baldwin County Corrections Center. One fellow drove his vehicle into an icy-cold river before giving himself up. Another suspect, who led the police on a 100-mile chase, ended up dying in the Corrections Center, and that death was still under investigation in 2019.
Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail.
Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported, however if they were convicted of a state or federal crime, they will do their time first.
Baldwin County Corrections Center
200 Hand Avenue
Bay Minette, AL 36507
This facility, known as "Baldwin County Corrections Center" is also known as Baldwin County Jail, Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Baldwin County Jail & Corrections Center, Baldwin County Jail & Corrections Center, Alabama, Baldwin.