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.
The agency shall ensure that all allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment are referred
for an administrative or criminal investigation.
Submit an Investigative Request
or send an email to DOC.PREA@doc.alabama.gov
to report an allegation of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.