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Department of Corrections seeks money to hire more officers

Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn asked lawmakers for a $42 million funding increase.

Attorneys: Alabama Making Little Progress in Prison Staffing

This follows a court order that state prisons increase staffing dramatically by 2022.

Federal judge blocks Alabama’s strict abortion ban

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of...

Judge: Alabama has been ‘indifferent’ to isolated inmates

A federal judge said Monday that Alabama has been “deliberately indifferent” about monitoring the mental health of state inmates placed in the isolation of...

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 prison system ordered to report mental health segregation data

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an order for the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to report how many inmates with mental illnesses...

Prison system: Alabama making progress in mental health

Alabama prison officials contend they are making “substantial progress” in increasing mental health staff and have asked a federal judge to not...

SPLC asks judge to rule Alabama’s prison system in contempt over...

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is asking U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson to hold the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) in contempt for failing...

Federal appeals court blocks Alabama anti-abortion law

The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta blocked Alabama anti-abortion legislation on Wednesday, that would have outlawed a commonly used second-trimester dismemberment abortion...

Warden testifies in trial over prisons’ mental health care

In late February, Alabama prison inmate Billy Lee Thornton stepped onto his cell bed, put a shoe string around his neck and hung himself...

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