Alabama Department of Corrections

  • Agency: Alabama Department of Corrections
  • Address: 301 South Ripley Street, Montgomery, 36130-1501 AL
  • Chief:
Phone: 334-353-3883

Alabama Department of Corrections is located at 301 South Ripley Street, Montgomery, 36130-1501 AL. The Alabama Department of Corrections phone number is 334-353-3883.

Alabama Department of Corrections News

This week Warden Scarlotte Robinson along with the staff at North Alabama Work Release celebrates Officer Brandon Olar and Officer Jennifer Waugh for receiving their first service pin.

SAY HELLO TO NEW BEGINNINGS! North Alabama Community Based Facility held a congratulatory ceremony for Officer Brandon Prather who was promoted to Sergeant in the Training Division. Congratulations and you will be missed!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Next Thursday is the graduation for Corrections Academy Class 2018-03. We will be going LIVE on Facebook to broadcast the entire ceremony!

#AWESOME Red Eagle celebrated Officer Jeffery Ross for his 20-years of dedicated service to the department!

This weekend the department hosted the first annual #ADOCFALLFESTIVAL! Employees across the state came together to celebrate fall at the Jemison City Park. It was filled with games, candy, food and fun!

VOTE!! Which facility had the best Tricked-Out Trunk!

#WAY2GO This week the Alabama Department of Corrections graduated 13 supervisors from the department’s leadership development course, FORWARD. Students were recommended by their superiors to participate in the program to advance their leadership skills. The 10-month course incorporates ADOC administrative and operational systems training with emphasis on leadership development, management strategies, and best practices.

Today we graduate FORWARD Class 2018!

Cassandra Conway, Classification Director, & her PINK Team fundraised for 2 months to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Montgomery. Over the weekend four ADOC representatives attended the two mile walk in downtown Montgomery, and raised over $2900!

Yesterday, LaToya Clay, Administrative Support Assistant III, from the Community Corrections Division, received the Alabama Association of Community Corrections Employee of the Year Award. This award is well deserved! Ms. Clay demonstrates excellence in every aspect of her job! #WAY2GO

#ADOC Community Corrections Assistant Director named the Alabama Council on Crime and Delinquency President. #WAY2GO Mr. Viars was sworn in as the #ACCD President during the 2018 annual conference.

#RoadtripNation stopped at JF Ingram Technical College to speak to the students about education and how they have different avenues they can explore with the education they receive at JF Ingram. @ J. F. Ingram State Technical College

In September Holman, Fountain and Loxley held their 7th annual Family and Friends Day! #FamilyandFriends #TEAMADOC

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 1:18 PM CDT, the FCC and FEMA will be conducting a test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The test message will be a "Presidential Alert", which service providers will display on wireless communication devices such as smart phones. WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phones and other compatible mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. For more information about the Wireless Emergency Alert system and tomorrow’s test, please refer to the attached wireless alerts guide and go to the following website:

Last month Mobile Work Release Center celebrated two employees for their continued commitment to the #ADOC. Officer Bryan Reeds received is 15-year service pin and Sgt. Jorge Batista received his first service pin after 5 years. #WAY2GO

Today the #ADOC celebrated Tanya Arrington for her 29 years of dedicated service to the department. We will forever be grateful for her commitment and hard work.

NEXT WEEK Montgomery's Multiplex at Crampton Bowl is hosting a #LawEnforcement Career Fair. Look for #TEAMADOC and learn why Corrections is the Career for YOU! #ALCAREERS

Please join us in congratulating Warden Wanda Lightner to Correctional Warden II at Easterling Correctional Facility! #GreatJob #PROMOTION Warden Wanda Lightner began her career with the Alabama Department of Corrections in 1993 as a Correctional Officer at Easterling Correctional Facility. She remained at Easterling until being promoted to Correctional Sergeant at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in 2005. In 2008, she transferred to the Supervised Re-Entry Program and the next year she was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant at Birmingham Community Based Facility. While assigned Birmingham CBF, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University. In 2013, Warden Lightner was promoted to Correctional Captain at Mobile Community Based Facility. In the absence of a Warden I, she managed the facility as a Captain until her promotion to Correctional Warden I, at Mobile CBF, where she is currently assigned. She served on the Department of Corrections’s Management Development Team for the Future and, in 2017, graduated from the F.O.R.D.W.A.R.D. Program. Congratulations Warden Lightner!

Today, Alabama Coalition Against Rape presented Christy Vincent, #PREA Coordinator, with the Collaborative Partner of the Year award! She exemplifies excellence in all aspects of her job and we look forward to her future successes! #AWESOMEJOB

#RedEagle celebrated three employees this month who have met certain milestones in their career with the #ADOC. Sgt. Andre Taylor and Officer Darius Austin received their 10-year service pin and Officer Ronald Archie received his first service pin at 5 years! #WAY2GO #ADOCFAMILY

#TEAMADOC Today Tutwiler staff held a surprise breakfast for newly promoted Warden Wright & Birthday Celebration for Warden McClain!

#PROMOTION Congratulations Warden Robinson on her promotion to Warden II and North Alabama Community Based Work Release Center! Scarlotte Carroll Robinson began her career with the Alabama Department of Corrections in 1990 as a Clerk Typist at Decatur Work Release. Quickly realizing that she could do the work of a Correctional Officer, she entered the Academy in 1993 and upon graduation was assigned to Limestone Correctional Facility, where she was later promoted to Correctional Sergeant. In March of 2000, she transferred to the SIR (Supervised Intensive Restitution) Program. In 2005, with the closure of SIR, she transferred to Decatur Work Release as Job Placement Supervisor. She then joined the Training Division in March of 2007 as a PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Regional Coordinator, facilitating staff training and offender education. In October 2007, she was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant and assigned to the Limestone Regional Training Center. During her time in training, she became a Regional Field Training Instructor for the National Institute of Corrections and was the Chief Jail Inspector for ADOC. In 2009, she was promoted to Correctional Captain and the PREA division was moved to the Investigation & Intelligence Division. In 2010, she returned to Decatur Work Release. In December 2014, she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University. In August 2015, she was promoted to Correctional Warden I of Hamilton Community Based Facility/Community Work Center. Believing it is one of our duties to aide those in need, she is currently the President of the Alabama Correctional Employee Support Fund (ACESF), a member of the United Way Women’s Initiative (Morgan County) and is an avid supporter and volunteer for Hospice of the Valley. She is an active member of Harmony Baptist Church and her community.

#PROMOTION Congratulations Warden Deidra Wright on your well-deserved promotion to Warden III at Tutwiler Prison for Women! Warden Wright began her career with the Alabama Department of Corrections in March 1994. After successful completion of the Alabama Corrections Academy, she was assigned to William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility where she worked until April 1995. Mrs. Wright transferred to Kilby Correctional Facility in April 1995 where she would work for over eight years. In November 2003, Mrs. Wright was promoted to Correctional Sergeant in the Training Division where she was assigned to Region 07 Draper Training Center as a Training Instructor, the second largest training region in ADOC. As a training instructor, she successfully completed numerous instructor level certifications, to include: American Red Cross CPR / First Aid Instructor, Strategic Self Defense & Grappling Tactics Instructor, National Rifle Association Firearms Instructor, National Institute of Corrections Training for Trainers – Foundations Skills & Advanced Trainer, and Pressure Point Control Tactics Instructor, to name only a few. In May 2005, she was recognized by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) as an APOSTC Certified Instructor. In March 2007, Mrs. Wright was selected to serve as one of the first ADOC Regional PREA Coordinators and later in December 2007, she was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant at Region 07 Draper Training Center where she would serve as the Training Supervisor for five years. In April 2012, Mrs. Wright was promoted to Correctional Captain at Tutwiler Prison for Women. While assigned to Tutwiler PFW, she was promoted to Correctional Warden I in November 2013 and to Correctional Warden II in March 2016. Since July 1, 2016, Warden Wright has served as interim warden at Tutwiler PFW. While serving as interim warden, Warden Wright has facilitated four U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) biannual compliance visits and her leadership has been integral in ADOC and Tutwiler PFW acquiring and maintaining substantial compliance with 40 of the 44 provisions in the DOJ Settlement Agreement. Her consistent and steady leadership over the past 26 months has been during a critical time at Tutwiler PFW, with operational changes impacting over 65 standard operating procedures. Warden Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University and a Master of Science degree in Management from Faulkner University. In addition to her higher education achievements, Warden Wright has successfully completed numerous leadership development programs, to include the Warden’s Leadership Academy conducted by the ADOC Training Division, the Warden’s Peer Interaction Program conducted by the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) and the North American Association of Wardens & Superintendents (NAAWS), and the National Institute of Corrections – Management Development for the Future program.