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Old 02-19-2006, 01:57 AM
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Arrow St. Clair Correctional Facility - Visitation, General, & Contact Information

St. Clair Correctional Facility

Prison Physical Address:
1000 St. Clair Road
Springville, AL 35146

Prison Mailing Address:
1000 St. Clair Road
Springville, AL 35146

Prison Main Phone Number: (205) 467-6111

Warden: David Wise

Visitation Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (visits every week, Saturdays/Sundays and mornings/afternoons revolve based on last name). For example, a prisoner may have a Saturday morning visit one weekend, Saturday afternoon the next, Sunday morning the next, and Sunday afternoon the next.

Visitation for prisoners in Administrative Segregation is the first Thursday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

You can call Ms. Morgan at the prison for current visitation schedule info or any visitation questions.

Visitors are now required to line cars up in driveway much like most ADOC facilities prior to visititation.

Visitation Notes:

Visitation Rules: The same as all Alabama prison facilities.
No shorts, sweat pants, strapless, spaghetti string tops, and tank tops.
Nothing tight-fitting/form-fitting.
No short skirts or dresses with high splits.
Slips must be worn under skirts and dresses.
Underwear must be worn - and they do check.
No caps or hats.
All eyewear must be prescription; no sunglasses.
$20 in change can be taken in for use in vending machines.
Must have a photo ID - driver’s license, work ID, etc.
No jewelry (no watches, earrings, nothing) except for wedding rings.

Do not take anything in with you, besides the change for the vending machines, except photo ID and car keys.

Smoking is allowed at St. Clair in the outdoor visiting area; tobacco products must be purchased in the facility's vending machines ($4.50 per pack).

Type of prison: State prison

Security level of prison: Maximum

Number of prisoners: 1324

Opened in: 1983

Death row: no

The hole: Disciplinary Segregation unit.

Residential Administrative Segregation unit and Protective Custody dorm on site; prisoners may have limited visitation (see "Visitation Hours" above) and other privileges.

Hours of daily lockdown: None except sleeping hours for general population dorms/TC dorm/etc. Disciplinary Seg and Ad Seg units locked down 24 hours.

Other housing info: St. Clair does have a faith-based dorm and an honor dorm as well as a "regular" substance abuse treatment dorm, and Therapeutic Community dorm which houses prisoners in both the TC and SAP Relapse programs as well as some medium security prisoners in neither program. TC dorm has its own outdoor yard and is generally separated from general population though not fully restricted.

St. Clair is one of the ADOC institutions with an acute care medical facility and houses many of ADOC's terminally ill prisoners (cancer, end stage renal disease, etc.).

Other info: Substance abuse treatment at St. Clair includes general/Crime Bill SAP, SAP Relapse and Therapeutic Community (TC) program.

Phones shut off at 10:30 p.m. for population. Phones brought around infrequently but 1-2 days a week usually for segregation.

Smoking is allowed outdoors at St. Clair during non-lockdown hours for general population/TC prisoners.

Rules for mail both inbound and outbound:
There’s no limit on pages in a letter as long as they will fit into a regular, white, legal sized envelope. No known issues with Priority Mail/etc.

Photos are OK as long as they are not Polaroids and are not sexually explicit.

Mail should be addressed as such:


Goods that can be sent in and out through mail: prisoners can receive quarterly packages; list must be obtained from the prisoner and approved before packages are sent. People who send the packages must be on the prisoner’s funds list. Packages can be sent in March, June, September, and December. Possible contents of the packages vary from each quarter.

Books may be sent in from a publisher/business (Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc.) two at a time - no hardcover books.

Can you send stamps to a prisoner? Yes, stamps can be sent in with letters, up to 40 (two books of stamps) at one time. Stamps can be self-adhesive in a book or those that require moisture to stick.

How to send money to a prisoner in this prison: You may send a money order to prisoners at St. Clair; best to probably send separately rather than with any letters. These may be postal money orders or from most of the usual money order vendors (Travelers Express, Western Union, American Express, etc.) - if in doubt call the facility to see if a type of money order is on their approved list.

Fill out the prisoner’s name and AIS # in the “Pay To” section, and the sender’s complete name and address in the “From” section. The prisoner must have a funds list and if the sender is not on that list, the money order will be sent back. The funds list is different and separate from the visitation list. People on the funds list must be approved, just as people on the visitation list.

You may now also send funds to ADOC inmates via Western Union online, and funds are generally on their books within a matter of hours. How to do this:

1. Go to http://www.westernunion.com/ and set up an account.

2. Look for the "How To" section, then "Send an Inmate Payment Online".

3. When it asks you for the account number, enter the AIS number and inmate's last name like this with no spaces: 123456SMITH

4. (I would suggest putting your inmate's first & last name on the next ("optional") line to just to be safe!)

ADOC web page for St. Clair:

Information last updated: 14 March 2008
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Last edited by Lysbeth; 03-14-2008 at 03:16 AM..
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