Kilby Correctional Facility | Alabama

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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What items are you allowed to take with you when you're transfered from county to Kilby.
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Monday, March 07, 2016
christina

what do you mean google voice works? i really need cheaper calls for my children to be able to talk to their daddy
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Todd121313, I am so sorry to hear about your husband and the problems at Kilby. I sometimes wonder if you can ever get out of the system. I am very familiar with the cell phones and drugs in Kilby. The CO's sell the phones AND the drugs. That's usually how they get in there. I don't know anything the CO you mentioned but I do know they do whatever they want to. If they beat the crap out of you, you have no recourse. AND, they will gang up on you. My fiance was at Kilby twice. The only advice I can give you is to tell your husband to lay low, stay away from anyone in there and don't trust any of the inmates or the COs.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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My husband is currently at Kilby. He has been there about a month. He was at ATEF but they made up some stuff on him and shipped him off. He has not seen classification at all since he has been there. He says there is drugs and cell phones everywhere. He also talks about a CO they call Michael Jordan(I.Harris) and how awful he talks to all the inmates and dont hesitate to pull the stick out on an inmate give em a good beating and then lock them up until the bruises are gone. It disgusts me the things that my baby tells me that he has saw during these 4 years he has been in. Hopefully he will be transferred soon. God bless all of you and your families that have to endure all this.

KatLady678 wrote on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Sorry I should have hit reply. I'm sure you will read my post anyway. But here is what I wrote:

Todd121313, I am so sorry to hear about your husband and the problems at Kilby. I sometimes wonder if you can ever get out of the system. I am very familiar with the cell phones and drugs in Kilby. The CO's sell the phones AND the drugs. That's usually how they get in there. I don't know anything the CO you mentioned but I do know they do whatever they want to. If they beat the crap out of you, you have no recourse. AND, they will gang up on you. My fiance was at Kilby twice. The only advice I can give you is to tell your husband to lay low, stay away from anyone in there and don't trust any of the inmates or the COs.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
David

I'm a diabetic my sugar was over 500 all the time. The diet was no different. Hold u in j dorm no yard time no excersise. Dangerous living conditions. Guards selling ice saboxen spice pills whatever drug u want. Over crowded and even have to look over ur shoulder not just bc of other inmates but also guards.screams in the night for unimaginable sometimes unknown reasons.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Lawwwdddd.....I'm speechless
henry wrote on Friday, January 30, 2015

    Speechless about what? Could you be more specific?
pamela2002 wrote on Friday, January 30, 2015

    Everything you've said....it sounds like hell!!!!
henryThe closest thing to hell on earth. You're right. wrote on Friday, January 30, 2015

    The closest thing to hell on earth. You're right.
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Monday, January 12, 2015
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Kilby prison is the dirtiest, most run down facility. The ceiling drips water from leaks in the roof. There is black mold everywhere, especially in the shower areas of B dorm and A dorm. J dorm is a giant warehouse full of bunk beds packed so closely together that CO's can't see hardly anything that's going on. Constant fights, drugs, and inmates breaking into your box to steal your store bought goods. The CO's are mostly black men and women. They are both ridiculously racist to white inmates. The black female officers are the fattest, ugliest jigaboos. Their voices are like nails on a chalk board. I cringed at the site of them. I have been there twice. I was in every dorm in there except K dorm. There is this one infamous CO that everyone hears of in the county jail before you go to Kilby. His name is I. Harris aka Michael Jordan. He looks just like the NBA star if he would have had a stroke. He is the HNIC he thinks. He will cuss you up and down, slap you and beg you to retaliate. This past time there, in May of 2013, he messed with the wrong hombre and got his arm broken. I laughed my butt off. Couldn't have happened to a bigger POS. Every week it seems, the CERT team would come in and tear up the dorm and strip you naked to find drugs and cellphones that the guards bring in. Someone always got beat. Officers carry sticks that reach the ground from their belt. They are quick to hit you. There is supposed to be a no hands policy in place after they killed an inmate by beating him to death a few years back. But that's B.S. They still do it. One evening, after count, the door to the yard was open and I thought I heard count clear so I went outside. The black woman in the watchtower started screaming at me. I went back inside and was met by a black officer who grabbed me by my neck and started squeezing. I apologized and explained I thought count was clear. Why was the yard door open? Those people who run that place are the most retarded idiots I have collectively ever seen. They must have a combined education of an eighth grader. I was so glad to be transferred out of there to my permanent camp. Hell on earth is what it is. The place needs to be condemned and they need to build a new processing prison. Then they need to staff it with guards who don't double as thug drug dealers. I feel sorry for the inmates who go through here with stupid non violent charges. Especially if they are white. My opinion.
pamela2002 wrote on Saturday, January 24, 2015

    Wow..I have a brother who was just transferred there for intake. Can u tell me how long the process takes before they are placed in a facility. Also, how long before they are allowed to call or have visits. This is all new to me ...so I have a lot of questions and I'm deeply concerned.
henry wrote on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    It takes one week of being in the quarantine dorms M or N. They will take blood tests and see a classification officer. Once they have been classified, they could leave in less than two weeks up to two months. It just depends if the main prison has an available bed open. I have been twice. Both times, I was there for a couple of months. Feel free to ask me anything. He should be able to call you the first or second day he is in quarantine. He can send a letter out anytime.
pamela2002 wrote on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Thanks...got a call ..it was short though...he said something about setting up a way to call ....how is that done.Is there a direct number they call from or some thing. Also...is the stay there really that bad??,I've been literally sick to the stomach sin center I read your stat!!!!!! I've been thinking about him getting into fights and all!!!
henry wrote on Thursday, January 29, 2015

    All prisoners at Kilby get a free one minute call at first and then to make future calls, they enter their AIS # and the last four digits of their SS# and follow the prompts. Calls are set up collect and you have to use a credit card to put minutes on the phone. Tell him to be careful not to let anyone watch him dial the numbers. All AIS #s are printed on the front of your shirt under your name. If another inmate looks over your brother's shoulder and gets his last four digits of his SS# while he is on the phone, the inmate can steal the minutes to call his own family or friends. It is very expensive to make calls. $25 will get you (3) 15 minute calls. And it is more expensive the further you are in the state from Montgomery. He will need you to put money on his books to buy basic supplies. Kilby does not allow you to keep most of the stuff you bring from the county jail. That means no shower shoes. You do not want your brother standing barefoot in those showers. He will catch some sort of foot fungus or worse. The toothbrushes the facility hands out are so short, you can't reach the back teeth. You can buy normal Crest toothbrushes and Crest toothpaste off the store. He will also need razors and shaving cream. Kilby correction officers are total weirdos about your face being smooth as a baby's butt at all times. They provide single blade cheap razors that suck, but you can buy double blade BIC razors on the store. They feed you the worst meals in prison. Meals at Kilby are consistent with meals he will get at his permanent camp. He will need money for food off the store. It's mostly junk food, coffee and tobacco on the store list, but he will need the substance. There is a snack line in the chow hall that he can buy pastries, microwaveable hamburgers and pizzas, and seven different flavors of ice cream. You can spend $20 in a single visit pretty easy..... I lost 50 lbs. in a year eating prison food and my family even gave me money that I bought ice cream three times a week and ate honeybuns and drank cokes. I ate good because of my family, but still lost 50 lbs. That's how small and pathetic prison meals are...... He can't really do anything in quarantine dorm for a whole week. No store or snack line. They are too busy taking different tests for blood, blood pressure, mental health questions, a test to determine your sanity, classification, etc. Plus, the guards make it harder on you when you are in quarantine. They don't let up much after that either. But you have the chance to buy store and snacks. After you are classified and waiting on that 3 a.m. wake up to go to your main camp, you just lay around in your bunk or watch TV in the movie room. It is very boring and some guys make tattoo guns and do tattoos. Some guys shoot up suboxone with needles stolen out of the infirmary. Some guys smoke weed or talk on cell phones. Some guys fight for fun. Kilby is a Max prison taking in everybody from your common thief to a capital murderer and everything in between. There are some really mean dudes in there that love to steal and fight. There are knives and shanks in there. Nobody was ever stabbed when I was there, but some inmate did microwave a cup of vaseline to boiling hot and threw it in another guy's face. Another weapon is a bunch of AA batteries knotted in the end of a tube sock. I woke up out of a dead sleep to two guys fighting with these one morning. Kilby guards are on power trips. They are underpaid and make their real money by having inmates send them green dot cards through their families for drugs and cellphones. Then those same guards will bust these inmates with the stuff they sold them and blackmail them out of more money to keep their stuff and not go to lock up. It's a racket down there if you get into it. If your brother says yes sir, no sir, please, thank you and...... the big one, excuse me, and stays to himself, then he will most likely be OK. Tell him to keep his head up and don't trust anyone. I hope he does alright, but there's sometimes you just can't avoid the mess.
henry wrote on Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Also, there is no privacy anywhere. You have to shower three feet from another guy right beside you splashing you with his soap and all. Toilets are lined up along a wall three feet apart with no walls or stalls. In J dorm, the biggest dorm, there are like fifty toilets in a row on the wall in a warehouse setting. It was the weirdest thing I've ever seen. It tripped me out. I'm still tripped out knowing there are people having to be housed like that and I was one of them. The whole facility is what you would expect from a backwoods redneck Alabama prison that has had little upgrades or renovations since it opened in 1969. It is decrepit and it reminds me of an old elementary school with a perimeter fence. It wasn't what I thought it would look like when I was told about it in the county jail. It is a rinky dink set up and I don't see how the staff keeps it organized enough to get anybody where they need to be. It seems as though everybody is flying by the seat of their pants around there. The hallways in the main building are tiny and they have constant foot traffic moving through. It is overpopulated for the space they need to properly house inmates. They even had to turn a small classroom on the side into a dorm to keep extra prisoners. It is a freaking joke. The whole place and everybody that works there. I really hope someone that works there reads this and knows how much of a pathetic, worthless loser they are. How much of a waste of life they have become by working at Kilby Correctional Facility. They have to be clinically insane to put themselves in that prison for 8 hours a day for the simple joy of physically and emotionally abusing inmates. Their power trip is proof of their lack of self esteem and confidence. Useless waste of flesh in charge of a rundown piece of crap. Congratulations officers. Your meaningless lives will be filled with horrible memories of a terrible place you hated to work at. Hahahaha! At least my stay was temporary. I got to go home. They have to keep coming back shift after shift.
wrote on Thursday, April 02, 2015

    Can you tell me how the visitations work on Sunday's at kilby? I'm fixing to go for the first-time for a visit. Can anybody give me any advice?
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Friday, September 19, 2014
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GOOGLE VOICE WORKS!!!!! CALLS THAT WERE COSTING ME 6.75 EACH ARE NOW 2.75. Its easy!!!
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
mjohnston

Are phone calls & letters the only communication with an inmate at kilby? county there was texting and video chat
dabercrombie wrote on Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Yes... That's the only communication..

Tho I wish video visits were available but they r not...
henry wrote on Monday, January 12, 2015

    If you are put in permanant party at Kilby, you can have visits. Face to face.
G74 wrote on Sunday, February 08, 2015

    Unless they get a cell phone, most of the guards are crooked
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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My brother was in a county jail for 2 months before going to Kilby. He was very sick. When he got to Kilby his condition worsened. After not hearing from him in a week he finally called and told us he was dying. They weren't getting him proper medical care. My mother finally got ahold of the right people and had him taken to the hospital where he had pneumonia in both lungs (for 3 months). And was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Only 10% of his heart was working. He was in the hospital about 3 days and then sent back to kilby with about 18 medications that they made him PAY to receive!! At this time he had gained 50 pounds of water weight and was wheel chair bound. He couldn't even make it to eat or get his meds. His feet were 15 inches around. He called many times and told us they were killing him! Up to the end we got to visit him twice. On both occasions they had completely stopped giving him his meds and had him on morphine every 4 hours. He couldn't even talk to us. He died June 14, 2014 barely 2 months after being in Kilby. This prison is a joke!! Needs to be closed and all employees fired. They are heartless and evil. My brother did not deserve that! He had a simple possession of marijuana charge and he died for it. May god have mercy on their souls.
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