A common misconception the public as well as our Sheriff's Office encounters, is the ongoing confusion over the state of Alabama's, "Elmore Correctional Facility" being mistaken as a county jail.
The media often times refers to this state-run Department of Corrections facility as "Elmore County Corrections." This term is obviously confusing and misleading. We have reached out to a number of employees at multiple media outlets to voice our concern and asked them to explain to the public that "Elmore Corrections" is a "state" run facility and has nothing to do with the county jail or Sheriff's Office.
We have asked our legislators over the years to consider a name change to rectify the confusion. Our office, jail, commission office and dispatch continue to field telephone calls regarding the confusion. Our office periodically, even receives their mail even though they are located in an entirely separate part of Elmore County and not here in Wetumpka.
The "Elmore Corrections" once again is a "State of Alabama" prison facility located in Speigner and can be reached at 334-567-1460. Address: 3520 Marion Spillway Road.