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Prisoner advocacy group demands coronavirus precautions for Alabama’s incarcerated

With the coronavirus spreading quickly across the country, Alabamians for Fair Justice — a broad coalition of advocates supporting reform in Alabama’s...

Attorneys: Alabama Making Little Progress in Prison Staffing

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

Prison construction proposal inches forward

Alabama is inching forward with a plan to build three new prisons. The Alabama Department of Corrections on Monday will open company responses...

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...

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...

Judge says execution can proceed without imam present

A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Muslim inmate’s scheduled lethal injection can proceed next week without an imam present but said Alabama...

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...

State might lease prisons, instead of building them

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s options for replacing state prisons could include leasing facilities built by a private firm. Ivey in her inaugural address Monday said...

In effort to break drug-crime nexus, Kay Ivey awards grant for...

The State of Alabama is continuing to take steps to help inmates at state prisons overcome drug addictions that may have led or contributed...



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