View Full Version : Tutwiler Prison for Women - Visitation, General, & Contact Information

08-27-2007, 09:52 AM
Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women

Prison Physical Address:
8966 US Hwy 231 N
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Prison Mailing Address:
8966 US Hwy 231 N
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Prison Main Phone Number: (334) 567-4369

Warden: Frank Albright

Visitation Hours: Visiting hours are from 7:00am-1:00pm. No one is allowed to enter after 12:00pm.

Parking rules
*No parking is permitted in the parking lot until 6:30 am.
*No parking is permitted across the street.
*No one is allowed to stay in the vehicle while parked in the parking lot.

Visitation Rules:

Visitors will be physically searched; if refused, you will not be permitted to enter the facility.
No one with the smell of alcohol or any type of drug (marijuana, etc.) will be permitted to enter the facility.
No wallets, purses, green money, cigarettes, food, drinks, sunglasses, cellular phones, pagers, etc. are allowed.
Any visitor creating any type disturbance will be asked to leave the facility immediately.
No chewing gum or bubble gum.
Proper dress attire is required.
All visitors are required to wear undergarments. This includes slips with dresses.
No white clothing is permitted.
No exposed cleavage.
No halter tops, mini skirts, wrap around skirts/shirts/dresses, leather pants/skirts, crop/capri style pants, low cut dresses/shirts or other types of revealing clothing.
No clothing with obscene material.
Skirts cannot be shorter than 1 inch above the knee. This includes splits in skirts.
Blouses, shirts, dresses must have sleeves or you will not be permitted to visit.
During winter months, visitors may wear a short coat which does not come below the hips.
No caps, hats, scarves or bandanas can be worn around the neck, hair or other body parts.
Shoes must be worn by all visitors to include children. All shoes and sandals must have a strap around the heel. No slip-on style shoes permitted.
Children under age of 12 may wear shorts that are no shorter than 1 inch above the knee.
No extremely tight clothing is permitted for children or adults.

Visitors must be listed on the inmate approved visitation list:
*Only (4) adults and (4) children are allowed to visit at a time.
*Children must be the Inmate’s birth children, grandchildren, or stepchildren.
*On the first visit, an official birth certificate must be presented for child(ren) under age 18.

Visitors may bring $25.00 in coin money in a clear plastic bag.

An acceptable form of identification must be shown:
*Individuals 16 or older must have picture identification.
*Picture identification must be issued by a state, federal, county, city or local
government agency.
*Acceptable types of identification are valid drivers license, non-drivers
identification card, military identification card (active or retired).
No jewelry is allowed with exception of wedding band and medical alert bracelet/necklace.

Inmates and their visitors are allowed on hug and one kiss at the beginning and the end of visit.

Only the below items are allowed to be brought in for infants:
*No more then 4 diapers, 1 bottle and 1 cup.
*These items must be left in the front lobby until needed.
*One blanket may be taken into the visitation room.

Type of prison: State prison

Security level of prison: Maximum

Number of prisoners: 956

Opened in: 1942

Death row: no

The hole: Disciplinary Segregation and isolation units.

Hours of daily lockdown: Unknown.

Other housing info: Tutwiler is also the receiving unit for all in-coming female inmates. The prison has nine dormitories, segregation and isolation units, a medical infirmary, and units for inmates who are pregnant, HIV positive, or aged and/or infirmed.

Other info: Tutwiler has an auditorium, a chapel, substance-abuse treatment, and administrative ancillary services.

Rules for mail both inbound and outbound: Coming soon, but until verified, address mail as such:

8966 US HWY 231 N

We do know that Tutwiler will return mail without dorm numbers on the envelope.

Goods that can be sent in and out through mail: Coming soon

Can you send stamps to a prisoner? Yes, stamps can be sent in with letters, up to 40 (two books of stamps) at one time. Stamps can be self-adhesive in a book or those that require moisture to stick.

How to send money to a prisoner in this prison: You may send a money order to prisoners at Tutwiler; best to probably send separately rather than with any letters. These may be postal money orders or from most of the usual money order vendors (Travelers Express, Western Union, American Express, etc.) - if in doubt call the facility to see if a type of money order is on their approved list.

Fill out the prisoner’s name and AIS # in the “Pay To” section, and the sender’s complete name and address in the “From” section. The prisoner must have a funds list and if the sender is not on that list, the money order will be sent back. The funds list is different and separate from the visitation list. People on the funds list must be approved, just as people on the visitation list.

You may now also send funds to ADOC inmates via Western Union online, and funds are generally on their books within a matter of hours. How to do this:

1. Go to and set up an account.

2. Look for the "How To" section, then "Send an Inmate Payment Online".

3. When it asks you for the account number, enter the AIS number and inmate's last name like this with no spaces: 123456SMITH

4. (I would suggest putting your inmate's first & last name on the next ("optional") line to just to be safe!)

ADOC web page for Tutwiler:

Information last updated: 14 March 2008 minimally, we need more of the above "blanks" filled in - thanks!