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Alabama has 5th highest incarceration rate in the world

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If the United States were divided up into 50 independent nations, Alabama's rate of incarceration would be the fifth-highest of any country across the globe. That's...

State settles claim involving disabled inmates

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Alabama has agreed to change how inmates with disabilities are treated and housed to settle part of a broader lawsuit over prison medical care. U.S....

Daniel Sutter: How to overcrowd prisons

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Alabama’s prisons house 24,000 inmates, but were designed to hold 13,000. The legislature’s 2015 sentencing reforms should reduce this overcrowding some, but a federal...

Prison overhaul bill near final passage

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The Alabama Legislature could give final approval to sweeping changes to sentencing and probation standards in an effort to relieve crowding in state prisons. The...

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