Mobile Community Corrections Center

13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
CHARLES A. GRADDICK
PRESIDING JUDGE

The Mobile Community Correction Center’s programs, designed with the public’s safety in mind, offer the criminal justice system an opportunity to increase an offender’s accountability, provide restitution to the victim, tailor sentence to an offender’s crime and rehabilitative needs, reduce the cost of punishment and ensure that scarce and costly prison cells are reserved for those from whom the public needs protection.

The goal of the Mobile Community Corrections Center is to provide the ourts with appropriate alternatives to incarceration. These programs maintain effective, efficient, and safe management of offenders within our community.

The Mobile Community Correction Center’s Accounting
Department is responsible for the accounts receivable of all offender payments, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, human resources and telecommunications for the Center.

PAYMENT OF FEES

Mobile Community Correction Center fees can be paid with cash, money order, credit card,  debit card and cashiers check. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS. Make all money orders and cashiers checks payable to the Mobile Community Correction Center.  We do not accept credit card or debit card payments for court costs, fines and/ or restitution. These fees must be paid with cash or money order.

MAIL IN PAYMENTS

Payments ( only money orders and cashier’s checks) can be mailed to the address below:

Mobile Community Correction Center

Attention: Accounting

111 Canal Street

Mobile, Alabama 36603

*Please include your name, case number and date of birth to ensure payment is posted correctly.  If you would like a copy of your receipt, please include a self- addressed stamped envelope and your receipt will be mailed to you.

WAGE WITHHOLDING

If a client fails to make his/her monthly payments as required, a wage withholding plan may be established with his/ her employer for the withholding and payment of the money due.

The AOD (alcohol and other drugs) Laboratory Unit is designed to do non-custody urinalysis drug testing.

The laboratory staff performs all necessary precautions to ensure the integrity of all the urine samples submitted for testing. The major duties of the laboratory staff are the observation of the direct specimen collection, labeling the sample appropriately, ensuring that the specimen has not been adulterated, transporting the specimen to the laboratory testing area, testing the sample and documenting the results.

AOD Laboratory Offers:

  • A trained certified staff consisting of three females and two males
  • Perform qualitative urinalysis tests using Onsite Test Kits and Onsite Alcohol Kits. In addition, breath-a-lyzer alcohol tests are performed using the S-D2 Intoxilyzer manufactured by CMI
  • FDA approved and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guidelines regulated testing supplies as related to drug testing cutoff limitations
  • Standard chain-of-custody and quality control procedures
  • Confirmation testing
  • Participation in proficiency testing service approved by the MCCC for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) formerly Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) as a quality assurance program

The Community Corrections Program (CCP) identifies certain felony offenders who can be punished safely within the community by utilizing sentencing options that range from deferred sentences to incarceration. There are different requirements that qualify an offender for the program:

  • Felony Charge
  • Youthful Offender Status
  • Prison Bound
  • Safely Punishable within the Community
  • Nonviolent
  • Facing Probation Revocation

By offering an individualized plan for offenders, the CCP Program is striving to ease prison overcrowding, decrease the rates of recidivism and lower the cost of punishment.

Institutional Diversion (Early Release)

The Alabama Department of Corrections identifies certain inmates sentenced for non-violent offenses in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit who maybe released early and supervised by this program until the end of sentence date (EOS).

In support of court orders, the Community Service Program sets mandatory requirements on offenders ordered to perform community service.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Pay Administrative Fee
  • Perform no less than 8 hours of Service per Week
  • Report Monthly
  • Adhere to Special Placements made by the Referring Judge

The courts are notified of completions as they occur. Any violations of these requirements will result in further judicial proceedings.

The Community Service Program allows offenders to complete court ordered community service in the Mobile community. Offenders are sentenced by the Municipal Courts in Mobile and the District and Circuit Courts in the 13th Judicial Circuit.

The Community Service Program provides non-profit and governmental agencies with labor that saves the city and county of Mobile approximately $575,000 a year.

DRUG COURT

The Mobile Drug Court is a comprehensive substance abuse intervention program. The program is designed to intervene once a person is charged with a substance abuse or related offense. Treatment is spread over a twelve-month period and aids in the reduction of future criminal activity. Involvement with 12 step programs, attending group therapy, regular drug testing, and payment of fees are required.

The goal of the Mobile Drug Court is to reduce crime caused by substance abuse, lessen the cost to the criminal justice system and reinstate a drug free individual into society as a productive citizen.

Criteria for Admittance

  • charged with a substance abuse or related felony offense
  • assessment indicates drug dependency
  • no violent behavior demonstrated
  • possible repeat offender without intervention

VETERAN’S COURT 

In 2014, the Mobile County Veterans Court (“MCVC”) program was created within the 13th Judicial Circuit of the State of Alabama to divert select members of the veteran population, charged with non-excluded misdemeanor and felony crimes, away from jail and into appropriate rehabilitative programs. The MCVC is a collaborative effort of the Mobile County Circuit Court, the Mobile County District Attorney, the Mobile Community Correction Center, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Mobile Police Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs,  the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and Mobile VA Community Outpatient Clinic.  This collective group’s purpose is establish the rights and responsibilities of each stakeholder involved in the MCVC program and to maximize the ability to provide qualified Veteran offenders an opportunity to realize better outcomes in their contact with the criminal justice system through utilization of community and VA-sponsored rehabilitative programs.

Electronic Monitoring Program

The Electronic Monitoring Program allows offenders an alternative to incarceration by wearing an electronic bracelet. These offenders are able to report to work if approved by judge, but are required to go directly home afterwards. This program determines individual requirements for each offender and monitors their movements to ensure requirements of court and the program are met.


Alcohol Monitoring Program

The program offers alcohol monitoring through the use of an alcohol monitor that can remotely track whether a repeat DUI offender has been drinking by collecting, storing and transmitting tamper-resistant information. The monitoring equipment takes periodic B.A.C. (Blood Alcohol Content) readings of the offender and reports the readings electronically through a modem directly to the probation officer.

The KIOSK is utilized when accountability and monitoring can be enhanced or accomplished when a personal interaction between the probationer and probation officer are not required. An example would be administrative probation, i.e. monitoring the timely payment of court costs, fines, restitution and compliance with random drug testing. The KIOSK is a fully automated reporting system where a person on pretrial release or probation can complete a routine interview. The person’s identity is verified by a biometric fingerprint scan.

The KIOSK collects and stores data regarding judicially ordered special conditions such as drug testing, community service and other case information such as demographic changes and reporting frequency.
The KIOSK monitors those offenders deemed appropriate based on risk and needs assessment factors pertaining to public safety and offender need.

The KIOSK is used to enhance personal supervision through augmentation of the KIOSK and personal interviews. As an example, probation can be intensified by requiring frequent reporting with one monthly office visit with the probation officers as well as additional reporting visits made through the KIOSK.

Pretrial Services identifies and assists those defendants that are in jail and unable to post bond. Primarily, the program deals with nonviolent offenders whose cases are pending before the District Court, Grand Jury or Circuit Court. A Pretrial investigation involves the following:

  • Initial Screening
  • Criminal History
  • Interview
  • Verification
  • Recommendation
  • Release
  • Supervision

The Intake Unit is designed to conduct an extensive interview of offenders that are suitable for Community Correction Center programs. After a careful screening process, the offender is placed in the most appropriate Community Correction Center program. This unit conducts a complete inventory of the offenders:

  • Criminal History
  • Educational Level
  • Social Summary
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Mitigating Circumstances

Referrals are generated from District and Circuit Court Judges. The criteria for developing the most appropriate program are established by using a standard classification scale.

The Probation Office is a formal probationary program that provides a high level of supervision including the monitoring of the offender, the enforcement of ordered probationary conditions and the opportunity for self-improvement and rehabilitation. Referrals are received from District and Circuit Court as well as courtesy supervisions from other states. The Probation Office is the facilitator of Victim Impact Panels, the Electronic/ Alcohol Monitoring Program, the KIOSK, and the Chemical Dependency Program(CDP).

Conditions

  • Report as Ordered by Probation Officer
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Payment of Supervision Fees, Restitution, Court Costs, and Fines
  • No Violations of Law or Ordinances
  • Comply with all Special Conditions