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Tag: ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

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4th and 5th inmates escape work release centers in past 3 months in Alabama; No response from ADOC

Police said they believed two Morgan County jail inmates took a car from a Decatur business job while on work release on Sunday before they were quickly located.

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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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State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey, ADOC commissioner to 'drive,' get Alabama prison system 'out of the ditch'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) discussed the problems with Alabama's corrections system and called on Gov. Kay Ivey and ADOC commissioner John Hamm to follow up on the legislature's actions and to get the system "out of the ditch."

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State Finance Director Bill Poole says anti-prison protests not a 'significant factor' in bond sale

State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.

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Report: Alabama $725 million prison bond issue facing economic, political headwinds

According to the story from Bloomberg's Amanda Albright and Danielle Moran, underwriters for Alabama's $725 million bond issuance were "short around $200 million of orders on the bond deal."

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Protesters rally outside of Regions Center in Birmingham, decry prison construction financing

Activists congregated outside the Regions Center in Birmingham on Monday morning to protest the new $725 million bond sale, which will help finance the state of Alabama’s two new mega prisons.

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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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Tim James calls for 'massive faith-based outreach' as possible fix for Alabama prisons, recidivism

Should Fob James' son Tim James be elected governor in November, he would be inheriting a situation that is not quite as dire as what the elder James faced in 1979.

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Alabama executes man who murdered good Samaritan in 1996

The state of Alabama carried out the execution of a man at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility late Thursday night.   Matthew...

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Alabama could see first execution by nitrogen suffocation

Alabama could see its first execution by nitrogen suffocation in the next few months.   The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard...

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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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State to spend up to $8 million on outside legal help over next two years on prison case

By Brandon Moseley The State Legislature’s Contract Review Committee met on Thursday and approved an Alabama Department of Corrections...

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Alabama inmate, who survived botched execution in 2018, dies

By Craig Monger An Alabama inmate, who survived a botched execution in 2018, has died from cancer-related complications.    Doyle Hamm...

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Plan to use COVID funds to replace aging prisons supported in south Alabama

By Randy Tatano “The locks are unreliable.” That eye-opening comment from Alabama State Senator Greg Albritton about Atmore’s William...

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Governor signs legislation authorizing new mega prisons

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed legislation, on Friday, Oct. 1, authorizing the Alabama Department of Corrections...