ADOC logo
find us on facebook follow us on twitter follow Commissioner Dunn on twitter find us on linkedin find us on instagram
No Photo Available

William E. Donaldson

Correctional Facility

MAXIMUM

KENNETH PETERS
CORRECTIONAL WARDEN III

PHYLLIS MORGAN
CORRECTIONAL WARDEN II

VENCINI SMITH
CORRECTIONAL WARDEN I

100 Warrior Lane
Bessemer, AL 35023-7299
Phone:  (205) 436-3681
Inmate Gender: Male
Inmate Population: 1394
County: JEFFERSON


William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility opened in October 1982 as the West Jefferson Correctional Facility. Subsequently, Donaldson expanded to include a 300-inmate segregation unit which is the largest unit in the State of Alabama. Donaldson specializes in controlling repeat and/or multiple violent offenders with lengthy sentences that are behaviorally difficult to manage, and several hundred inmates sentenced to life without parole. Donaldson offers vocational, educational, and rehabilitative programs services to eligible inmates. In addition, Donaldson has a death row unit with a capacity for 24 inmates that need to be incarcerated in the Birmingham judicial area. Donaldson is classified as a close custody facility.