The men and women of the Corrections Command of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office are assigned the duty of safely and securely operating the Sheriff's Corrections Center. The Corrections Center, formerly known as the County Jail, has been located on the same property in Bay Minette for 200 years. Since 1970 the facility has been incrementally enlarged to the point today where approximately 700 inmates can be housed there.
A majority of the persons incarcerated in the facility are held as pre-trial detainees who are awaiting actions by the Court. A much smaller number are either inmates serving a sentence in the facility, inmates housed from other jurisdictions, or inmates sentenced to state prison who are awaiting transportation to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections location.
By the end of 2008 the Command will have booked approximately 18,000 persons either into or out of the facility in one year which is an increase of 3,000+ over the previous year.