Ventress Correctional Facility – Alabama

Do you know somebody in Ventress Correctional Facility? Ventress Correctional Facility is a prison in the Alabama state prison system. This guide will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Ventress Correctional Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate. Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ventress Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1990
State: Alabama
County: Barbour County,
DOC: Alabama Department of Corrections
Warden Name: JC Giles

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Contact Information

In this section is the mailing address and street address for Ventress Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility, and use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page before you send a package or letter to an inmate to learn how to correctly address the item, and do the correct protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the appropriate protocol, the package or letter might get sent back.

Ventress Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 767
Clayton AL, 36016-0767

Street Address / Prison location


Ventress Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 767
Clayton AL, 36016-0767

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page before you visit a prisoner.

Ventress Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 767
Clayton AL, 36016-0767


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are some times when it is necessary to have the telephone number to Ventress Correctional Facility.

State prison inmates are able to make phone calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to prisoners, but there are times when it might be useful to know the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

This email address is the general email address for the facility. You can’t reach inmates at this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail and packages is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain safety and security or watch problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you have to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Ventress Correctional Facility:

Ventress Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 767
Clayton AL, 36016-0767

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit funds into these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money in postal mail and will have to send money to the address below and follow the policies shows below:

The deposit must be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct inmate information but only if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and checks won’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often changed to different prison facilities in the state, so you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to find an Ventress Correctional Facility prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Alabama state prisons: Alabama State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Alabama state prison has their own rules for prisoner visitation and these policies change often. The procedures listed below might be changed when you are reading this, so make sure to also check Ventress Correctional Facility’s official website to read the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture ID is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check the official correctional facility site as this info is changed all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Ventress Correctional Facility records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Ventress Correctional Facility death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Alabama parole procedures coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about getting released from Ventress Correctional Facility coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at Ventress Correctional Facility to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section to be added later.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Ventress Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Ventress Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Ventress Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at Ventress Correctional Facility coming.


A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Ventress Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Alabama State Prisons: Alabama State Prisons

Ventress Correctional Facility Links

The official website:

Alabama Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ventress Correctional Facility

Have you ever been incarcerated at Ventress Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Ventress Correctional Facility?

If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience so others will know what to expect.

Things you can include in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are a prisoner here, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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