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Prison interior Alabama News
DOJ re-enters Alabama prison debate by filing letter in support of plaintiffs suing corrections department

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a letter of interest in a lawsuit in the Northern District of Alabama related to a lawsuit claiming that the conditions in St. Clair Correctional Facility violate the U.S. Constitution.

ADOC Arrests Alabama News
Three arrested after attempting to deliver contraband into Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore

On Friday, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Law Enforcement Services Division (LESD) recently arrested three individuals for attempting to smuggle contraband into the Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore after a police pursuit.

Keith Gavin Alabama News
Execution scheduled for man who shot, killed delivery driver at ATM in 1998

William Clinton Clayton, Jr., got off work on March 6, 1998, and headed to the ATM at his Regions Bank branch in Centre to get some cash to take his wife to dinner that night. However, the trip to the bank would be his last.

Crayton and Clements Alabama News
ADOC van crash kills two inmates, injures five being transported from work

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) confirmed two inmates were killed in a Tallapoosa County crash Wednesday.

Abney Alabama News
Foley attempted rape suspect prison records show history of forcible sex assault, weapons behind bars

Prison records show a registered sex offender who is accused of attempted rape in Foley had a violent past, even while behind bars for nearly 20 years.

Kenneth Eugene Smith Alabama News
Date set for nitrogen gas execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith

Gov. Kay Ivey set the execution date for Kenneth Eugene Smith, who could be Alabama’s first death row inmate to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia.

Mc Whorter Alabama News
Alabama Supreme Court issues order for ADOC to carry out execution for death row inmate

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) will conduct the execution of Casey A. McWhorter, who was sentenced to death for a 1993 murder, on November 16.

Death Penalty Alabama News
Wall Street Journal defends proposed execution method in Alabama

A recent opinion written in the Wall Street Journal gave a lengthy defense of Alabama’s plans to carry out the world’s first execution by Nitrogen suffocation.

Kenneth Eugene Smith Alabama News
Attorneys seek to halt nitrogen hypoxia execution of Alabama murderer Kenneth Eugene Smith

Attorneys for convicted murderer Kenneth Eugene Smith are attempting to halt his execution by nitrogen hypoxia as the state of Alabama seeks to utilize the method for the first time in history.  

Elmore Correctional Facility Alabama News
ADOC to graduate largest class of corrections officers in years; Salary increase credited

The Alabama Department of Corrections will celebrate the largest correctional officer graduation in years on Thursday. Sixty trainees will graduate from the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center at Wallace State.

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Through the eyes of a correctional officer: How drugs, violence and corruption spread chaos in Alabama prisons

1819 News recently spoke with an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer in a major prison in central Alabama. For his protection, his identity has been omitted.

Highway 278 Alabama News
Two inmates picking up trash struck, killed by car in Marion County

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) released information Wednesday after a deadly incident involving two inmates working on the side of the road.

Elmore Correctional Facility Alabama News
ADOC correctional officer, 2 inmates charged with murder after inmate death

An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer has resigned after being charged with murder in the death of Rubyn James Murray.

Prison oversight committee. Alabama News
ADOC Commissioner John Hamm gives lawmakers update on prison construction, staffing — 'Roughly, it comes out to $250,000 a bed'

The Joint Legislative Prison Oversight Committee met on Tuesday to discuss the construction and funding of the state’s two new mega-prisons, staffing shortages and more.  

Charlie Townsend Alabama News
Alabama corrections officer arrested on drug, contraband charges

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced Tuesday that a corrections officer resigned after being arrested on three criminal charges.

James Edward Barber Alabama News
Timeframe set for execution of inmate convicted of killing elderly woman with claw hammer in 2001

A man who killed a 75-year-old woman with a claw hammer in 2001 could be executed this summer, 22 years after being put on Alabama’s death row.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr questions $1 billion budget for new Elmore County prison — 'It seems like it’s off the rails'

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. 

Holman Prison Atmore AP Photo by Jay Reeves Alabama News
Alabama Department of Corrections increases correctional officer pay by 51.9% to attract recruits

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.

ALABAMA PRISONERS AP Photo Brynn Anderson File Alabama News
Maximum price tag for Elmore County prison increases a whopping 56% to nearly $1 billion

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.

ALABAMA PRISONERS AP Photo Brynn Anderson File Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer: Releasing violent offenders not a solution to prison overcrowding — 'Build new prisons'

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.

Limestone Alabama News
Inmate out of prison as part of mass release re-arrested after accused of returning to prison to deliver drugs

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.

Calhoun County Matthew Wade Alabama News
'It really is shameful' — Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade blasts ADOC for mass prisoner release; Blames agency for death of Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson

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.

ADOC Alabama News
Legislators delay ADOC health care contract over cost, conflict of interest concerns

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.

Elliott Alabama News
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.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
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.

Correctional Incentive Time Press Conference Alabama News
Ivey executive order to change ADOC's so-called 'good time' policy

Gov. Kay Ivey issued an executive order on Monday to address some of the mounting issues affecting the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

ADOC2 Alabama News
State Reps. Simpson, England criticize ADOC for changing inmate death reporting criteria — 'Disappointed with the decision'

State lawmakers are criticizing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) for its decision to change reporting criteria on inmate deaths.

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