Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center
The Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center, located at 809 Richard Arrington, Jr Boulevard North, is Jefferson County's criminal courthouse and 1,075-bed county jail in downtown Birmingham. In addition to courtrooms and jail facilities, the complex houses the offices of the Jefferson County District Attorney.
The courthouse and jail have separate entrances from an open plaza on the corner of Abraham Woods Boulevard. A quotation from Cicero, "We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free," is inscribed above the courthouse doors.
- Jefferson County Jail on Emporis.com