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Kay Ivey unveils proposal to build new prisons

Saying Alabama needs a solution to its ongoing prison crisis, Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking bids to build three large new prisons. Ivey made the...

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...

Supreme Court: Execution of Muslim inmate can proceed

he U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected claims from a Muslim inmate who said his religious rights were being violated, clearing the way for...

Appeals court blocks Alabama execution of Muslim inmate

A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked the planned execution of an Alabama inmate to consider whether the state was violating the Muslim inmate’s...

Alabama’s prison system back on trial this week

Alabama’s prison system is back on trial this week. The trial marks the latest stage in a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Alabama...

Five issues to watch Alabama lawmakers tackle in 2018

Alabama lawmakers began the 2018 legislative session on Tuesday. Throughout the 30-day session, they'll endeavor to tackle a hefty list of policy changes on topics...

Alabama lawmakers begin 2018 legislative session

Alabama's thirty day lawmaking session began Tuesday. State legislators have a some tough budgetary issues to tackle this legislative session, including prison reform and the Children’s...

Cam Ward and Matt Fridy: A positive note in prison debate

The news surrounding the Alabama corrections system seems to be one negative story after another with much of the focus on the need for...

State House resumes talks on prison construction bill

Lawmakers in the Alabama House have resumed work on the state's stalled prison construction bill. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon confirmed Thursday House members are tweaking the bill that passed the...

Alabama Senate ​a​pproves ​p​lan to ​build up to three new prisons

The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved a state prison construction plan, taking significant steps to solve the long-standing crisis in Alabama’s prisons. After nearly three hours of...
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