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Two officers on leave amid investigation into inmate’s death

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The Alabama prison system announced Monday that it is investigating the use of force by officers following the recent death of an...

Alabama’s prison construction plan inches forward

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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