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ADOC responds to SPLC’s claim state has prison suicide crisis

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has responded to claims by the the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that the state has a suicide crisis that demands...

Advocacy group: Alabama has prison suicide crisis

An advocacy group charged Friday that Alabama officials have failed to address a rising suicide rate in state prisons despite a federal court order...

Alabama prisons seek funding for 500 more officers, raises

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Commission Jeff Dunn on Wednesday told state lawmakers it is seeking a $42 million funding increase to hire...

New study reveals Alabama has 5th highest incarceration rate in the...

The Prison Policy Initiative released a new report in May comparing the incarceration rate of each American state to countries around the world, and the...

Alabama agrees to changes for inmates with disabilities

A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a lawsuit settlement regarding how inmates with disabilities are housed in Alabama prisons. U.S. District Judge...

Senate approves $800 million prison construction bill

In the wake of impeachment chatter and a gubernatorial override, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had a welcome win Tuesday night when the Alabama Senate approved...

House committee hears debate over prison transformation bill

One of the hallmark ideas laid out in the "State of the State" address by Gov. Robert Bentley, a plan to demolish all but...

New prison commissioner Jeff Dunn says overcrowding at root of other...

Alabama's new prison chief has been on the job less than two months, but he says it's clear that overcrowding is the overall problem that covers...

Stripped-down budget passes major hurdle in state Senate

The Senate budget panel passed a bare-bones budget on Wednesday, despite a grim picture painted by the heads of Alabama's public health and safety...
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