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Two officers on leave amid investigation into inmate’s death

The Alabama prison system announced Monday that it is investigating the use of force by officers following the recent death of an...

Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn honored despite troubles

The head of Alabama’s troubled prison system is being honored with a national award. The department says Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn is being...

Governor’s panel tours aging, understaffed prison

State officials toured a state prison that the corrections commissioner say illustrates the state’s problem with aging facilities. It also shows the...

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...
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