Kilby Correctional Facility - Famous Inmates

Famous Inmates

  • Bobby Frank Cherry, one of the conspirators in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. He was originally taken to Kilby for intake. Cherry was later transferred to the Holman Correctional Facility in Escambia County, Alabama. Cherry died in the Kilby Correctional Facility's hospital unit in 2004.
  • The Scottsboro Nine, also known as the Scottsboro Boys, the nine African American youths who were arrested and sentenced to death for the rape of two White women in 1931 were transferred to the prison after an all-white jury convicted them of the crime.

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