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Alabama closes bond deal to build mega-prisons

Alabama on Tuesday closed a $509 million bond deal to help build two supersize prisons amid lawsuits by inmates bidding to block the project.

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Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

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.

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Authorities looking for escaped Escambia County inmate

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is currently searching for an inmate who escaped an Atmore prison.

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Louisiana police chief upset after juvenile murder suspect sent to Alabama

The Plaquemine, La. police chief said his city had to pay for a juvenile murder suspect to be sent to a facility in Alabama because...

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ALEA deputy secretary to take place of outgoing ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dunn

By 1819 News staff Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn will retire at the...