Perry County Correctional Facility

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not to be confused with Perry Correctional Institution, Pelzer, South Carolina
Perry County Correctional Facility
Location4805 Hwy 80 East, Uniontown, Alabama
Managed byLCS Corrections Services
DirectorJames Mullins

Perry County Correctional Facility is a privately owned and privately operated prison facility about four miles (6.4 km) east of Uniontown in Perry County, Alabama, and operated by LCS Corrections Services.[1]

Despite its name the prison has never been operated by, or housed prisoners of, Perry County. It opened in April 2006.[citation needed] A contract with the Vermont Department of Corrections for the housing of 80 offenders ended in April 2009 amid allegations of understaffing and inmates being injured. It was Vermont's first private-prison contract.[2]

On May 25, 2009, prisoners Ashton Mink and Joshua Southwick escaped and were re-captured after a 14-hour shootout in Gladstone, North Dakota.[3] Shortly thereafter Alabama removed its 250 prisoners from the facility, citing money concerns, although state Prison Commissioner Richard Allen noted that LCS had taken eleven and a half hours to notify officials of the Memorial Day escape.[4]

The facility continues to house federal inmates of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Marshals Service.[1] As of November 2013 only about 30 federal prisoners were held in Perry even though the Alabama state system was running at an average 192% capacity.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Perry County Correctional Center - LCS CORRECTIONS SERVICES, INC". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ Picard, Ken. "Vermont Pulls Its Inmates from Cut-Rate Alabama Prison". Seven Days.
  3. ^ Retrieved 2022-07-15. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Article 404 - Tuscaloosa News - Tuscaloosa, AL". Tuscaloosa News.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Anniston Star - with state prisons near double capacity Perry County facility resembles ghost town". Archived from the original on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-13.

Coordinates: 32°27′04″N 87°26′27″W / 32.45122°N 87.44075°W / 32.45122; -87.44075