The Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for housing incarcerated offenders who are awaiting trial or transfer to the State of Alabama’s Department of Corrections. The Corrections Division processes approximately 43,000 inmates in and out of jail annually. It maintains an average population of 1,000 inmates between two facilities located in downtown Birmingham and Bessemer. Currently, the Jefferson County Jails (Birmingham and Bessemer) have a total of 185 Deputies that are assigned to both locations. The staff assigned to the Corrections Division are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for inmates.
Both facilities have on-site medical services. Law libraries and adult educational services are available at the Birmingham facility. The Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Release Office operates out of both facilities to help conduct the release of qualified individuals and assist the public in making bonds for inmates who have not qualified for the pre-trial release program.