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As push for ending bail continues, group works to release JeffCo...

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Amid a national conversation about abolishing cash bail in an effort to create a more equitable criminal justice system, that’s not as dependent on...

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

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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...

ACLU of Alabama outlines how to cut the state’s prison population...

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Out of the 2+ million people who are behind bars in this country, about 90 percent are held in local jails and state prisons,...

Former State Rep. Micky Hammon released from prison

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Former Alabama House Majority Leader Micky Hammon was released from federal prison Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. The Decatur-Republican was sentenced to three months...

Alabama’s prison system back on trial this week

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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...

Robert Bentley prison construction bill heads to committee vote

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​Alabama lawmakers are expected to vote as early as ​Wednesday on legislation ​being pushed by Gov. Robert Bentley. The bill, propose​s​ an $800 million...

Robert Bentley awards grant to help Ala. inmates overcome substance abuse...

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Gov. Robert Bentley awarded a $210,605 grant to the Alabama Department of Corrections to treat inmates in several correctional facilities with drug dependencies on Tuesday. “So many evils...

Private prison company hires former Jeff Session aides to lobby in...

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GEO Group, the Boca Raton-based private prison corporation, recently hired three lobbying firms in Washington D.C. POLITICO Influence reports that this month, GEO brought on...

Corrections officers miss shifts at crowded Alabama prison

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Some corrections officers are not showing up for work at a crowded south Alabama prison that has been beset by multiple incidents of violence. Department...

Alabama agrees to changes for inmates with disabilities

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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...

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