Legislation pre-filed by State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) on Wednesday would require the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to make monthly reports, including inmate death totals.

The ADOC revised its reporting measures recently, removing the current monthly reports on inmate deaths and switching to quarterly reports.

In its October report, ADOC noted that it would no longer be reporting inmate deaths in its monthly report. Instead, it would include a list of all inmate deaths, by month, in its quarterly report, which is presented to the Joint Legislative Prison Oversight Committee.

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) and England criticized the reporting change last month.

According to the pre-filed legislation, ADOC would be required to compile monthly reports with information about deaths, sexual abuse, litigation, population levels, and staffing in facilities statewide.

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