Some Alabama lawmakers are still reeling from the sticker shock after it was announced the budget for the new prison facility in Elmore County had been increased to nearly $1 billion.
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is bumping starting pay for correctional officers significantly after discovering that low pay had them competing against other agencies for good officers.
Members of the Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority (ACIFA) increased by over $350 million a project price cap to complete construction of a new prison in Elmore County from about $623.6 million to $975 million on Wednesday.
State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) is apparently reconsidering his 2021 "yes" vote on legislation that retroactively applied a 2015 mandatory release law to all inmates before 2015.
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced the re-arrest of a man that was recently released early from prison as part of the state’s Release to Mandatory Supervision process.
It was just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, when shots rang out in Brierfield, a small community in Bibb County. It wasn’t long before a Blue Alert was issued and residents in the area were told to lock their doors and stay inside. Two deputies had been shot and an “armed and dangerous suspect” was on the loose.
Contract Review Committee members placed an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) healthcare services contract with YesCare on hold Thursday over its over $1 billion price tag and concerns about the fairness of the bid process.
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.
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.
Gov. Kay Ivey issued an executive order on Monday to address some of the mounting issues affecting the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).
State lawmakers are criticizing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) for its decision to change reporting criteria on inmate deaths.
The Alabama Department of Corrections is revising its reporting measures, removing the current monthly reports on inmate deaths and switching to quarterly reports, which are already six months behind.
Four former guards at Limestone Correctional Facility face charges of bribery and using their position for financial gain in efforts to bring contraband into the prison.
A video has surfaced on social media apparently showing an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) detention officer allegedly beating a man on the roof of its Elmore Correctional Facility.
The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) of the NAACP has filed a brief on behalf of an Alabama Department of Correction (ADOC) inmate who claims a corrections officer sexually assaulted him.
Alabama on Tuesday closed a $509 million bond deal to help build two supersize prisons amid lawsuits by inmates bidding to block the project.
Alabama officials approved a $725 million bond sale on Thursday to help finance the construction of two supersize prisons, housing up to 4,000 inmates each, as part of a building plan that also relies on a portion of the state’s pandemic relief dollars.
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is currently searching for an inmate who escaped an Atmore prison.
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By 1819 News staff Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn will retire at the...