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Jefferson County, AL Jail and Prison System

William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility is a Maximum security level State Prison located in the city of Bessemer, Alabama. The facility houses Male Offenders who are convicted for crimes which come under Alabama state and federal laws. The State Prison was opened in 1982 The facility has a capacity of 1,492 inmates, which is the maximum amount of beds per facility.

The facility is part of Bessemer, Alabama judicial district, which has 0 facilities in total.

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  • 1,492 Capacity
  • Bessemer, Alabama Judicial District

How Do I Visit an Inmate in William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility?

Locating an Inmate in William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility

The best way to locate or get information of any inmate currently incarcerated in William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility is to contact the State Prison for information on the inmate or visit them online at

Be Approved

Make sure an inmate you are visiting have placed you on their approved visiting list.

Be Prepared to William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility Visiting Rules

For information on official policy that outlines the regulations and procedures for visiting a William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility inmate contact the facility directly via 205-436-3681 phone number.

Visitation Days and Hours

For more information on when you can visit an inmate and get directions contact the State Prison directly.

Visiting a William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility inmate on holidays:

The inmate will be notified as to any changes to the "normal" visitation schedule due to holidays and/or any special commitments.

USP General Visiting Hours

How to Send a Mail/Care Package to an Inmate?

Inmates can receive letters from their family members and friends, as well as packages from home with prior written approval from the inmate's unit team or authorized staff member at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility.

To make sure the mail and package you are sending comes under approved item list and for more clarification contact the State Prison administration at 205-436-3681. Another option for contacting the facility is reaching out via email at

You can also try to contact the facility by reaching out to them on social media platforms. Visit their Facebook page here.

For sending a mail or a care package to an William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility State Prison inmate you should have the following information on the parcel:

Inmate Mail 1 Inmate Mail 2 Freight and non-USPS parcels Staff Mail

Inmate Name, ID Number Dorm, Bed Number Donaldson Correctional Facility 100 Warrior Lane Bessemer, AL 35023-7299

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