Limestone Correctional Facility

Limestone Correctional Facility, is a maximum-security facility for male inmates located in Harvest, Alabama. This facility became operational in 1984 and it has the capacity to house over 2000 inmates, making it the largest state prison in Alabama.

Limestone, along with one other Alabama state prison, used to segregate HIV-positive inmates from the general population. However, the practice was challenged in court where it was found to be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This facility has an honor dorm, faith-based dorm, and a substance abuse treatment dorm. Inmates are on lockdown during the overnight hours, but they are free to leave their cells during the day.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Limestone Correctional Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. However, inmates are allowed two visitation per month, and they are given a pre-arranged date.

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

Getting on the Approved Visit List

Family, friends, and associates are allowed to be on a inmate’s visiting list. You can't visit an inmate unless he puts you on the visiting list and you are approved by the prison.

Everyone must fill out a visitor form to get on an inmate’s visiting list, and they must have a relationship with the inmate prior to incarceration. If you want to visit an inmate at Limestone, ask him to mail you a visiting application.

Once you receive the form, fill it out completely and mail it back to the inmate.

The unit team will do a background check and determine if a visitor application is approved or denied. The process takes about two to six weeks, and the prison staff will notify the inmate of their decision.

It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify the visitor if they have been approved or denied.

Basic Visit Procedures and Rules

When you arrive at the facility, you must get in the visitor vehicle line. You can arrive as early as 7 a.m. Your car may be searched, and an officer will have you sign in for the visit when you are still in your vehicle.

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

All visitors will go through 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 upon exiting.

Any item you bring into the facility will be opened and searched by a staff member, and if you refuse a search of yourself or your property, you will not be allowed to visit with the inmate. You must return all unauthorized items to your vehicle before visiting.

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

You must leave all electronic devices like cell phones and smartwatches in your vehicle. Also, remember to leave bags and purses in your car, as well as tobacco products and lighters.

Visitors are not allowed to bring any item into the prison to give to an inmate.

Visitors 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 will be allowed in the visiting area.

Please dress appropriately for your visit. All dresses, skirts, and pants must be below the knee, and Splits/Slits must be knee length or lower. All blouses and shirts must be long enough to cover the waist and chest area. You must also wear a complete set of undergarments.

The following items of clothing are NOT allowed:

  • White nor any light colored clothing that appears white
  • Scrub type garments
  • Button ups, wrap around, sheer or see-through fabric dresses and skirts
  • See-through blouses and sleeveless tops
  • Sundresses, tank tops, halter tops, low-cut blouses or shirts
  • Shorts or stretch pants
  • House shoes, shower shoes, or beach shoes
  • Sheer see-through pants
  • Tight fitting clothes

Physical Address

28779 Nick Davis Rd
Harvest, AL 35749

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​Phone: ​(256) 233-4600

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Housing Unit, Bed Assignment
Limestone Correctional Facility
28779 Nick Davis Rd
Harvest, AL 35749

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.

  • 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

You can’t mail paperback books, newspapers, and magazines directly to an inmate. Instead, they must come directly from places like or and be paid for in advance.

Inmates are limited to no more than two (2) books and four (4) magazines or newspapers or combination thereof each month.

If you mark the envelope with crayon, marker, stickers, glitter, or lipstick, it will be rejected by the mail staff. Also, do not use staples or paperclips.

Remember, a third party is always inspecting inmate mail, so don’t include anything sexually suggestive or write anything that could be perceived as secret code.

The size limit for photos is 4"x6", and you can’t send Polaroids or any pics that contain nudity or anything sexually suggestive.

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

How to Call an Inmate

Cellphones are not allowed in Alabama state prisons and they can't receive inbound calls. The only way they can speak to you is when they make outbound calls during approved hours, and they must pay for those calls with the money that is on their personal account or call collect.

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

All phone calls are limited to 30 minutes and will be monitored and recorded. Be careful using call waiting or three-way calling because it could result in the termination of the call.

Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has contracted with CenturyLink to provide calling services, and anyone 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.

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 an ADOC inmate are:

  • Online at
  • Phone (866)345-1884
  • A CashPayToday location
  • Send money order and coupon by US 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 put money on an inmate’s books with cash at a CashPayToday location like Dollar General and Family Dollar.

If you prefer to mail in a money order, you first need to create an account at and then print out a deposit coupon and follow the instructions. You can also request a coupon while visiting Limestone Correctional Facility.

Fee schedule:

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, hygiene items, extra clothing, and electronics.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Mental health treatment
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Various Educational and Vocational programs such as GED and Adult Basic Education
  • Medical and dental care
  • Farming and Cattle Operation
  • 90-Day Re-Entry Program
  • Individual and group therapy

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Careers at Limestone Correctional Facility

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Alabama Department of Corrections, you can find available positions at Limestone Correctional Facility by visiting the Alabama DOC website. The starting salary for a correctional officer with a high school diploma or GED is $30,852. The starting salary is higher for those with an Associates or Bachelors Degree.

Benefits include:

  • Paid Leave Days, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • State Employee Injury and Workman's Compensation Program
  • Training and Professional Development Programs
  • State Employee Credit Union
  • State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP)
  • State Retirement Plan and Supplemental Retirement Investment Programs

Reviews from former employees at Limestone Correctional Facility vary. Some reviews say that the pay isn’t worth it, and others say it is a great place to work.