Loxley Community Work Center opened October 1990, with a capacity for 124 minimum custody inmates. The original staff included nine security officers and six support personnel. Subsequently the capacity was adjusted downward to 75 inmates to increase the work release capacity. The primary mission of the Community Work Center is to house low risk/minimum custody inmates who perform community service work for state, county, and city agencies.
Loxley Work Release Center opened during November 1995 when the Community Work Center was converted into a combination work center and work release center with the addition of a new building. The new dorm had a capacity for 144 community custody inmates to coincide with the existing building’s capacity for 160 minimum custody inmates. During March 1996, two modular units were added to increase the work release’s capacity for 325 inmates. Subsequently, additional housing has been added to increase the capacity to 370 inmates.