Mobile Work Release Center opened in May 15, 1978 with a capacity for 55 community custody inmates. The property, located at 2423 North Beltline Highway in Mobile, was leased until 1988, when it was purchased by the Department. Subsequently, the capacity has increased significantly to accommodate both community and minimum custody inmates. The minimum custody inmates perform free labor community work projects with local state, county, and city agencies.
During 1995, the Center was the recipient of a grant funding an Aftercare/Relapse Program for drug/alcohol offenders. Approximately 90% of the inmates at Mobile are drug/alcohol abusers and participate in NA/AA substance abuse programs.
Mobile also has a Supervised Intensive Restitution program, which is an important element of the work release center.