Donaldson Correctional Facility – Alabama

Are you looking for somebody locked up in Donaldson Correctional Facility? Donaldson Correctional Facility is a prison in the Alabama state prison system, which is part of the Alabama Department of Corrections. This page will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about Donaldson Correctional Facility,such as: Find an inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility. Visitation information. The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Donaldson Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1982
State: Alabama
County: Jefferson_County
DOC: Alabama Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Cheryl Price

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Donaldson Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the physical location of Donaldson Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page before you send something to an inmate so that you correctly address the package or letter, and follow the appropriate steps for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, the letter or package could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Donaldson Correctional Facility
100 Warrior Lane 
Bessemer AL, 35023-7299

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Donaldson Correctional Facility
100 Warrior Lane 
Bessemer AL, 35023-7299

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (205) 436-3681
Fax:

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility.

Donaldson Correctional Facility
100 Warrior Lane 
Bessemer AL, 35023-7299

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Phone Number

Donaldson Correctional Facility inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are times when it is helpful to have the phone number to the prison.
(205) 436-3681

Donaldson Correctional Facility prisoners may be able to call out using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Donaldson Correctional Facility inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax your inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to have the fax number to Donaldson Correctional Facility.

Email Address

This is the general email address for Donaldson Correctional Facility. You won’t be able to contact inmates at this email. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility you must follow an specific process to ensure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff open and read and inspect all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general packages and mail can be read as frequently as necessary to keep security or monitor a problem confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you must address a letter to a state prison inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Donaldson Correctional Facility
100 Warrior Lane 
Bessemer AL, 35023-7299

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide an account for inmate money and for buying things not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can send money to these accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through postal mail and must send money to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules given below:

The money must be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, during which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an Donaldson Correctional Facility inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Alabama state prisons: Alabama State Prisons

Alabama Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in Alabama has their own policies for inmate visitation and these policies are changed often. The rules below might be different since this was written, so you should also check Donaldson Correctional Facility’s site to read the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they can enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture ID of visitors will be required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo id is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, check the main correctional facility site because this information changes all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Donaldson Correctional Facility records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about Donaldson Correctional Facility death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Details about Alabama parole process to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

More information about release procedures for Donaldson Correctional Facility coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about life at Donaldson Correctional Facility to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A Donaldson Correctional Facility news section coming soon.

Photos

A section with photos of Donaldson Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Donaldson Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Donaldson Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Donaldson Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Donaldson Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Donaldson Correctional Facility Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

More information about family resources available at Donaldson Correctional Facility to be added later.

History

A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Donaldson Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Alabama State Prisons: Alabama State Prisons

Donaldson Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Donaldson Correctional Facility Website
Donaldson Correctional Facility Jobs

Alabama Department of Corrections Links

Alabama Department of Corrections Main Website
Alabama Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Alabama Department of Corrections Prison Map
Alabama Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Alabama Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Alabama Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Alabama Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Alabama State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Alabama State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Alabama State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Alabama State Prison Inmates
Alabama State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Donaldson Correctional Facility

Have you ever been incarcerated at Donaldson Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Donaldson Correctional Facility, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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