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When you find out a friend or family member is going to prison, it can be a trying time for everyone involved. You may not know what to do or where to turn. This guide is to help you navigate the troughs of prison to make it a little easier on everyone.
You will learn about the Alex City Work Release, the life of an inmate, how to search for an inmate, keep in contact, and send money.
About the Alex City Work Release
The Alex City Work Release is actually one of the oldest prisons in Alabama.
Although the Alex City Work Release has a lot of rich history, it still houses over 346 inmates of various custody levels from minimum security to death row. Alex City Work Release is located at:
Alex City Work Release
Highway 22 West, Alex City, AL, 35011
If you have any questions regarding inmates or the prison, you can call Alex City Work Release at 256-234-7533.
How to Search for an Inmate
When an inmate is first sent to prison, it is important to do an inmate search to determine which prison in the State of Alabama the inmate was sentenced to. However throughout the process, an inmate can be transferred to different areas of the facility.
To do an inmate search, click here. Read the disclaimer and agree to it to complete the search. You will be redirected to a page where you can search for the inmate by their last name or their inmate number. When you find the inmate you are looking for, click on their name to see other information.
You will want to write down pertinent information such as the inmate’s number and their current location as you will need this information for visitation, sending money, and sending mail.
How to Stay in Contact with an Inmate
Research has shown that inmates who stay in contact with the outside world are more likely to be rehabilitated. Having a good support system helps an inmate to change what they have done and become a better law abiding citizen in the future.
Therefore, the Alex City Work Release gives inmates and their friends and family several ways to stay in contact.
Mail is still an ideal way of staying in contact with an inmate. Not only is it a great way to communicate, but mail is something for an inmate to look forward to. It is encouraged to send mail once a week.
To send mail to an inmate, you will want to make sure it is addressed properly. If you do not know the inmates CDCR number or last location, you will want to do an inmate search to find out that information. Address your envelope in the following way:
Alex City Work Release
Facility, Building #, Cell #
Highway 22 West, Alex City, AL, 35011
Visit an Inmate in Alex City Work Release
Visiting an inmate is a key component to their rehabilitation and success. Visits to inmates in the general population of the prison are Saturday and Sunday.
In order to visit an inmate, you must schedule a visitation appointment. You must also be an approved visitor on the visitation list.
Talk on the Phone
Inmates at the Alex City Work Release will not be allowed to receive incoming phone calls. However, they will be allowed to make phone calls.
Inmates are allowed to make collect calls. If they are calling a cell phone or prepaid phone line, you will want to set up a collect calling account with ConnectNetwork.
Inmates in Alex City Work Release are given their basic necessities. However, they may still need extra items such as shoes, socks, underwear, hygiene products, writing supplies, or games. These items can be purchased in a store located within the prison called commissary.
In order for inmates to purchase these items, they must have money in their account.
How to Send Money
There are three ways you are able to send money to an inmate for them to use at commissary.
Lock Box: A no fee service with a shorter hold time for sending money via money order, personal check, or cashier’s checks.You must use a deposit slip.
EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer): A paid service, this is the fastest option with funds posted to inmate’s account within 1 to 3 days. Use the following venders:
Mail funds directly to the Alex City Work Release
Please keep in mind all rules and procedures are put in place to keep you, the staff, and inmates safe.
Daily Life for an Inmate in Prison
Because there is such a variety of security levels, inmates are put on a strict schedule. Also, all rules and procedures must be followed at all times.
Inmates who are not on death row are eligible to work in furniture manufacturing and mattress making. They are given vocation skills such as electrical skills, graphic arts, landscaping, dry cleaning, plumbing, and fabrication.
Inmates are also able to receive education programs such as the GED program and pre-release program that prepares inmates to be released.
Other programs inmates are able to participate in include religious activities, arts and corrections, Shakespeare, anger management, Yoga, gardening, environmental conscientiousness, cultural awareness, health awareness, and more.
When an inmate is first placed in Alex City Work Release, they will be in something called the reception center. They can be in reception up to 120 days. This is to establish their level of security and place them in the appropriate groups.
Because of this, it is important to do an inmate search every so often to ensure an inmate has not been assigned to a different location within the facility.