Bibb County Correctional Facility is located within the city limits of Brent, Alabama, on approximately 250 acres of rural wetlands.
Plans for Bibb originated during July 1991 of the Governor Guy Hunt-Commissioner Morris Thigpen administrative tetenure, and construction began and progressed during the 1993-1994 Governor Jim Folsom-Commissioner Tommy Herring administration. In 1995, construction was halted during the early part of Governor Fob James-Commissioner Ron Jones administration and resumed under Commissioner Joe Hopper. In July 1997, inmates from the State Cattle Ranch and Elmore Correctional Facility were being transported daily to assist the contractors in the construction of the facility. On May 28, 1998, 75 minimum custody inmates were transferred to the facility and another 75 inmates the next day. During July 1998, another 150 inmates were transferred to the facility, and these 300 inmates helped complete the final construction and prepared the facility's official opening in October 1998. In October 1998, 600 medium and minimum custody inmates were received at the facility. On December 4, 2000, the facility began receiving additional inmates, receiving as many as 100 inmates a day. Reception of inmates continued until the facility was filled to capacity housing a total of 1824.
The primary objective at Bibb is to provide offenders with educational, substance abuse treatment and various self-improvement programs to enhance their productive return to society. Bibb County Correctional Facility also provides a total-care medical infirmary with complete dental care, emergency room, and diagnostic services through a private medical contractor.