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Alabama’s prison construction plan inches forward

Alabama’s governor will ask four companies to submit bids for building three new state prisons, her office announced Tuesday, as the massive...

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...

5 companies compete to build new Alabama prisons

Five companies have expressed interest in building new prisons for the state of Alabama, the governor’s office announced Monday, as a prison...

J. Pepper Bryars: Alabama must build more prisons but taxpayers...

Vicious assault. Brutal rape. Cold-blooded murder. These are some of the crimes that will get you thrown into prison, but what if they’re...

Kay Ivey: An Alabama solution to an Alabama problem: rebuilding the...

In order to correct a problem, you must first admit there is a problem. In Alabama, we have a problem. Our problem is our...

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...

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...

Alabama sheriffs can still pocket jail food funds, until the legislature...

In two memos sent Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Alabama sheriffs may no longer personally profit from a very small portion of jail...

Kay Ivey signs controversial contract with prison health care provider

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a controversial contract with for prison medical and mental health services for  the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) — with a company...

Steve Flowers: Robert Bentley’s lame-duck prison agenda

The premier issue of this year’s legislative session will be whether to borrow a massive amount of money to build new prisons in the...
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