Kilby Correctional Facility

Kilby Correctional Facility is a maximum-security prison for male inmates located just outside of Montgomery, Alabama. This state facility serves as the receiving and processing center for every convicted male in the state of Alabama. The 154-acre spread includes dormitories as well as two-person cells, and an on-site hospital that offers medical and mental health treatment.

Because this facility is the receiving and processing center, many inmates are here for a short period of time before being transferred to their assigned location. When the inmate first arrives, they are not able to make phone calls, have visits, or send/receive mail.

Kilby is enclosed by an 18-foot high chain link double fence topped with razor wire, and it also includes several watchtowers to guard the 1400 inmates. This location also has and utilizes a dog-tracking team that assist local law enforcement in tracking suspects of crimes, escapees, and other police work.

A notable incident at Kilby Correctional Facility occured in 2016 on the first of September. A corrections officer was stabbed in the head by an inmate. The officer died three weeks later.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Kilby Correctional Facility are on Sundays. Male inmates in Alabama usually have their initial processing and classification at Kilby, and because of this many of the inmates do not qualify for visitation.  An inmate must be housed here for over 90 days before they can apply for visiting privileges.

You must talk directly to your incarcerated loved on to find out his visitation date and time.

There is a limit of four adults and four minors per visit.

Getting on the Approved Visit List

Authorized visitors who can visit an inmate include family, friends, and associates. You can't visit an inmate unless he puts you on the visiting list. If you want to visit a loved one incarcerated at Kilby, ask him to send you a visiting application. Once you receive it, fill it out completely and send it back to Kilby so the unit team can do a background check.

The prison staff will determine if a visitor application is approved or denied, and the process takes between two and six weeks. The unit staff will notify the inmate when the requested visitor is approved or refused, and it is the inmate’s responsibility to notify the visitor of the decision.

Basic Visit Procedures and Rules

If you are 16 years of age or older, you must bring a valid photo ID with you to the visit, like a state or federal ID card, driver's license, military ID, or current passport. Birth certificates are not valid forms of ID.

When you enter the facility, you will be subject to a visual and pat search by an officer. You will also be scanned by a metal detector, finger printed, and stamped with ink that can be detected with ultraviolet light.

A staff member will open and search any item you bring into the prison, and anyone who refuses a search of themselves or their property will not be allowed to visit with the inmate. Any item that is not authorized to be brought in must be left in your vehicle.

Each adult visitor may enter the visitation check-in area with no more than $20.00 in cash for the vending machines, an identification card, and car keys in a clear plastic bag. You will also have the option of purchasing a $20.00 debit card.

Electronic devices like phones and smartwatches are not allowed inside the prison.

Parents/legal guardians with babies will be allowed no more that four (4) disposable diapers and one (1) will be changed during searches. One (1) small baby blanket and two (2) plastic baby bottles are also allowed in the visiting area.

The visiting room dress code is modest and conservative. Women’s dresses, skirts, and pants must extend below the knee. Any splits or slits must be knee length or lower. All blouses and shirts must be long enough to cover the waist and chest area.

You can not bring items to give to an inmate.

Physical Address

12201 Wares Ferry Road
Montgomery, AL 36117

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​Phone: (​334) 215-6600

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Dorm #, Bed # (if known)
Kilby Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 150
Mt. Meigs, AL 36057

There is no limit on the amount of mail that inmates receive, but all correspondence must have the inmate’s complete name, registration number, facility name, and address.

Some of the inmate mail rules, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections, are as follows:

  • Inmates are allowed to receive up to two (2) books of stamps per week in the mail
  • Inmates are allowed to receive up to four (4) pages of internet material per letter
  • Excessive letters with consistent content shall be rejected
  • Inmates are not allowed to receive any form of writing pads or tablets, torn out magazine pages, news clippings, or writing instruments in the mail
  • Inmates are allowed to receive no more than four sheets of loose leaf paper and four envelopes per week in the mail

Paperback books, newspapers, and magazines must come directly from the publisher via a subscription or mail order that is prepaid.

Inmates may receive no more than two (2) books and four (4) magazines or newspapers or combination thereof per month.

The prison will reject your letter if you mark the envelope with crayon, marker, stickers, glitter, or lipstick.

All photos must be  4"x6" or smaller, and they can’t be a Polaroid photo or contain nudity or anything sexually suggestive.

You can send up to five photos in an envelope with one stamp.

How to Call an Inmate

Alabama state inmates are not allowed to have cellphones and they can't receive inbound calls. They can make outbound calls during approved hours, and they must pay for them with the money that is on their personal account or call collect.

All phone calls are limited to 30 minutes and will be monitored and recorded.

Approved hours are usually between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., but approved times do vary by facility. Inmates are not allowed to make phone calls during count times and lockdowns.

Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has a contract with CenturyLink to provide phone services to inmates, and they are allowed to call friends, relatives, and attorneys.

You can open a CenturyLink account to prepay for inmate calls. You can either make payments directly to the inmate’s calling account, or opt for a Prepaid Collect calling plan to accommodate calls to cell phones or accounts with credit issues.

Rate tables and more detailed information about services available from CenturyLink is available by clicking here. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Alabama, please click here.

How to Send Money

The four ways to send money to a prisoner at an ADOC facility are:

  • Online at
  • Phone (866)345-1884
  • Use cash at a CashPayToday location
  • Send money order and coupon by mail to:
  • Secure Deposits - Alabama DOC
  • PO Box 12486
  • St. Louis, MO 63132

Inmates can receive outside funds which are deposited into their commissary accounts via Access Corrections. You can establish an account by visiting their website or calling (866) 345-1884. You can add money to an inmate’s account with a MasterCard or Visa Debit card, as well as credit cards.

After you establish an account, you can also add money to an inmate’s account with cash at CashPayToday locations like Dollar General and Family Dollar.

If you do not have a credit or debit card, and there is no CashPayToday location near you, you can add money to an inmate’s commissary account by mailing in a money order. First, create your account at and print out a deposit coupon, then follow the instructions. You can also request a coupon while visiting Kilby Correctional Facility.

Remember, any time you send money to an inmate you must always include their name and DOC number.

Fee schedule for Access Corrections:

Deposit Amount       Online      Phone       Money Order   Walk-In
$0.01 - $25.00         $2.95        $3.50         no charge      $5.00
$25.01 - $100.00     $5.95        $6.50        no charge       $5.00
$100.01 - $200.00   $7.95        $8.50        no charge       $5.00
$200.01 - $300.00   $7.95        $9.00        no charge       $5.00

*The fee will be deducted from your deposited amount.

Inmates can spend their money on phone calls, emails, and commissary.  The commissary is the prison store, where inmates can buy things like beverages, meals and snacks, OTC medications, stationary, personal hygiene items, clothing, or other miscellaneous products.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Mental health treatment
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • GED
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Medical and dental care
  • Life Skills
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Volunteers in Corrections
  • Sex Offender Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling
  • Pre-Release Program
  • A correctional industry plant for printing and graphic arts
  • Institutional garden for fresh produce

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Careers at Kilby Correctional Facility

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Alabama Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Kilby Correctional Facility by visiting the Alabama DOC website. The starting base salary for a correctional officer is $30,852, but it is higher if you have an Associates or Bachelors Degree.

Benefits include:

  • Paid Leave Days
  • Paid Sick Leave Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Subsistence Pay for Certified Law Enforcement Officers ($12 per day worked)
  • Longevity Bonus after 5 years of State Service
  • State Employee Injury and Workman's Compensation Program
  • Training and Professional Development Programs
  • State Employee Credit Union
  • State Retirement Plan and Supplemental Retirement Investment Programs

Reviews from former employees at Kilby Correctional Facility give it four stars and above. It mentions that the pay and benefits are excellent, and it is a great place to work.