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ADOC COVID-19 Preparedness Update

ADOC COVID-19 Updates


May 26, 2020

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members employed at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama, two (2) staff members employed at Frank Lee Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Deatsville, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Alabama, one (1) staff member employed at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama, and one (1) staff member employed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama, have tested positive for COVID-19. These eight (8) individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.
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ADOC COVID-19 TESTING (Update May 22, 2020)


Offender Population Testing

The Alabama Department of Corrections remains committed to maintaining transparency – without compromising security – throughout the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, and has been working to aggregate relevant data to keep the public informed about the health and well-being of those who live and work in our facilities. Moving forward, we will provide data regarding COVID-19 testing across the correctional system, detailing up-to-date information in the below chart about our inmate population. The ADOC's COVID-19 testing data is accumulated through end-of-day on the previous business day.

Facility Inmates Tested Tests Results Pending Confirmed Positive* Recovered COVID-19 Related Inmate Deaths*
Alex City - - - -
ATEF 4 - - - -
Bibb 11  - 1 1 -
Birmingham - - - - -
Bullock 11 1 1 1 -
Camden 2 - - - -
Childersburg 3 - - - -
Donaldson 15 1 - - -
Draper QIF 3 1 - - -
Easterling 3 - 1 -
Elba 2 - 1 1 -
Elmore 7 - - - -
Fountain 9 - - - -
Frank Lee 2 1 - - -
Hamilton A&I 8 - 1 1 -
Hamilton CBF - - - - -
Holman 4 - - - -
Kilby 9 - 1 1 -
Limestone 8 - - - -
Loxley 1 - - - -
Mobile 1 - - - -
Montgomery - - - - -
North Alabama 2 - - - -
Red Eagle - - - - -
St Clair 15 - 3 2 1
Staton 9 - - - -
Tutwiler 3 - - - -
Tutwiler QIF - - - - -
Ventress 10 - - - -
Total: 143 4 8 1

*Please note that the ADOC's COVID-19 testing data is accumulated through end-of-day on Mondays and Thursdays for public consumption. Reports are generated on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the exception of confirmed positive inmate tests or COVID-19 related inmates deaths, which are disclosed as soon as possible. Inmate deaths reported as COVID-19 related include inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to their passing; however, their autopsies are pending, therefore, the cause of death cannot be confirmed.

*Please note inmate deaths reported as COVID-19 related include inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to their passing; however, their autopsies are pending, therefore, the cause of death cannot be confirmed.



Employee and Contract Staff

The ADOC does not test its staff for COVID-19, nor are we legally able to require staff testing as an employer. If a staff member becomes symptomatic, he or she must contact his or her physician, who subsequently will order a COVID-19 test so long as certain CDC criteria are met. Per HIPPA regulations, the ADOC is not allowed to inquire about a staff member’s personal health conditions, including the results of a COVID-19 test. Staff, of their own free will, can self-report a positive test result to our Office of Health Services. When the ADOC verifies a positive test among our staff through self-reporting, the Department will then provide a public update on the result with no identifying personal information included. The ADOC's COVID-19 staff data is accumulated and reported through 12 p.m. CDT every business day.

Employee Self-Reported Positive Tests: 51
Major Facilities: 38
Community Work Release/ Work Centers: 13
Alex City 1 (0) Elba 1 (1) Loxley - -
ATEF - - Elmore 2 (2) Mobile 1 (1)
Bibb - - Fountain - - Montgomery 3 (0)
Birmingham 1 (0) Frank Lee 8 (0) North Alabama - -
Bullock 2 (0) Hamilton A&I 1 (0) Red Eagle - -
Camden 1 (0) Hamilton CBF - - St Clair 1 (1)
Childersburg - - Holman 1 (0) Staton 3 (1)
Donaldson - - Kilby 4 (0) Tutwiler 7 (0)
Easterling 2 (0) Limestone 1 (1) Ventress 11 (1)
Red - Self-Reported positive
Green - Cleared and returned back to work