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See the state lawmakers who voted for the 2021 law that initiated this week's mass inmate release

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues steadily releasing violent inmates after a 2021 law took effect on Tuesday.

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Prattville High School assignment questions students about 'privilege' and 'oppression' based on sexual orientation, gender, body size, religion

A 10th-grade Prattville High School teacher reportedly issued a graded assignment to her students, asking students to identify their gender, sex, sexual orientation, body size, religious affiliation and more.

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Prison release sponsor State Rep. Hill defends legislation — 'Better served from a standpoint of public safety'

House Judiciary Committee chairman State Rep. Jim Hill (R-Moody), the sponsor of a 2021 law initiating the mass release of inmates currently underway, is not prepared to criticize the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) just yet for the agency's apparent mishandling of the release process.

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1819 News Reporter Craig Monger talks the ADOC mandatory prison release on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the ADOC mandatory prison release and the apparent failure to perform victim notifications.

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Mobile, Birmingham named second and third least safe cities in the U.S. by Forbes

Mobile and Birmingham were named the second and third most unsafe cities in the United States, according to a recent article from Forbes.  

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Ivey appoints former House Speaker McCutcheon as Madison County Commission chairman

Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon as the new Chairman of the Madison County Commission.

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State Sen. Chris Elliot to introduce bill pushing mandatory inmate release to 2030

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) will be introducing a bill to postpone Alabama’s mandatory release date for inmates to 2030, removing any retroactive benefits to inmates.

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ADOC dials back inmate release — Only 96 slated to leave prison on Tuesday

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is scaling back the scheduled release of over 400 inmates on Tuesday to just under 100.

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AG Marshall files lawsuit to prevent scheduled release of over 400 inmates

Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit to prevent the early release of over 400 inmates slated to vacate various Alabama prisons on Tuesday.

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Alabama Sheriff's Association condemns Memphis police in death of Tyre Nichols

The Alabama Sheriff’s Association has come out in full condemnation of the January 7 police beating that allegedly resulted in the death of Tyre Nichols.

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State Rep. Chestnut files bill to prohibit mandatory employee microchipping

A bill in the Alabama Legislature seeks to prohibit companies from mandating employees receive a microchip implant as a condition for employment.

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State Sen. April Weaver seeks to prohibit inmates from training tracking dogs

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) seeks to prohibit Alabama inmates from participating in any program that trains dogs to recognize scents or track humans.

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ALGOP chairman John Wahl elected Republican National Committee vice chairman

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl has been tapped to serve as vice chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

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State Sen. April Weaver sets sights on state's 'good time laws' in upcoming legislative session

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) is prioritizing Alabama's so-called "good time laws" in the upcoming legislative session to prevent the premature release of dangerous inmates from prison.

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'Betrayed and violated': Accuser speaks out against Perry Hooper, Jr. lawsuit

The woman who accused former State Rep. Perry Hooper, Jr. of sexual abuse is speaking out after Hooper claimed the alleged assault was an “obvious political setup” and sued the city of Montgomery for his arrest.

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Ivey issues executive order to ensure compliance with public records requests for state agencies

In her newest round in a series of executive orders, Gov. Kay Ivey seeks to provide the public with easier access to state agencies' public records.

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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore keeps promise, backs bill to reinstate military servicemembers fired for vaccine refusal

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) has joined a bill to reinstate military servicemembers who were fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Perry Hooper files complaint against Montgomery — Claims sexual abuse charges were an 'obvious political setup'

Former State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. has filed a complaint against the City of Montgomery and Montgomery Police Department (MPD) Chief Darryl J. Albert concerning now-dropped charges of sexual abuse filed against Hooper in 2022.

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Tuberville, Britt back 'School Choice Week' resolution

Alabama's two U.S. Senators have initiated School Choice Week to bolster awareness and support for continued freedom of school choice nationwide.

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AG Marshall joins other states in fighting ESG initiatives among advisory firms

Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined with attorneys general from 20 other states to question the ESG practices of a handful of proxy advisory firms.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth continues push for school choice over the weekend — 'I'm all in!'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth continues to push for school choice as the March legislative session creeps closer.   

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
State Rep. Kenneth Paschal to serve on a number of key committees as he starts his first full term

Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Russellville) announced on Monday that State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) will serve on several key committees in the new quadrennium.  

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Alabama Parole Board down one member since November

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has been without its third member since mid-December, creating the need for unanimous consent to grant paroles.

Randall Woodfin Alabama News
Birmingham Mayor Woodfin announces new 12-week parental leave for all city workers

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced a new policy offering 12 weeks of paid leave for city employees becoming new parents.

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Ivey issues executive order strengthening religious liberty protections

Gov. Kay Ivey is focusing on religious liberty in the most recent executive order, following years of tension surrounding religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine.  

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Appellate prosecutor Rich Anderson seeks nomination for Court of Criminal Appeals

Appellate prosecutor Rich Anderson is seeking the Republican Party nomination for an open seat on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Ginny Shaver Alabama News
State Rep. Shaver to make improving adoption process a priority in 2023

Adoption is slated to be a significant concern for the legislature in the 2023 regular session after a massive rewriting of the state’s adoption laws.  

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