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Tag: ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

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.

Prison interior Alabama News
Corrections officers arrested, charged with accepting CashApp payments to smuggle contraband

Court filings show two former Alabama Department of Corrections officers used CashApp to receive funds for the purposes of smuggling contraband into an Elmore County prison facility.

Ventress Correctional Facility Alabama News
ADOC takes heat for dead inmates remains returned to families with missing hearts, other organs

It is not as if we needed any more proof to show that there is a complete lack of institutional control within Alabama's prisons by the Department of Corrections (ADOC).

empty prison cell Alabama News
ADOC kicks off new year with statewide hiring events to address understaffed prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections continues to push recent pay raises and benefits, offering a series of statewide hiring events in an effort to address the dwindling supply of corrections officers and prison staff.

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.

Dept. of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm Alabama News
ADOC Commissioner Hamm blames inflation, construction market for new prison cost escalation

Hamm said the high rate of inflation, paired with increased demand in the construction market resulting from an influx of government money, was to blame for those increases.

Derrol Shaw with gun Photo from Twitter Alabama News
ADOC's Hamm refuses to answer questions about potential August hostage situation, prisoner with gun: 'It wasn’t pretty, but we’re getting to the bottom of it'

MONTGOMERY - Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm refused to go into detail about an incident at Donaldson Correctional Facility in August, which involved a prisoner with a gun who may have taken guards hostage.

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.

Derrol Shaw with gun Photo from Twitter Alabama News
Report: Donaldson prisoner with gun last month may have taken guards hostage, despite ADOC statement

A new report sheds light on what the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) called a “security incident” last month, which involved a prisoner with a gun who may have taken guards hostage.

Prison Alabama News
What happens to Alabama inmates who commit crimes behind bars while already serving life without parole?

Earlier this month, an inmate serving life without parole for multiple homicides caught extra charges after going live on Facebook wearing a correctional officer’s vest, holding a handgun and ranting about prison conditions. But what exactly would happen to Shaw if he is proven guilty?

Photo from You Tube Alabama News
VIDEO: Alabama inmate in guard uniform goes live on social media with pistol, calls prison ‘modern-day slavery’; Arrested for ‘security incident’

A prisoner in Bessemer’s Donaldson Correctional Facility for murder appeared on Facebook Live videos on Sunday morning wearing a correctional officer’s vest, holding a handgun and ranting about prison conditions.

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.

Steve Marshall on Capitol Journal, 7/22/2023 Alabama News
Marshall: No settlement with DOJ that includes a consent decree on long-running ADOC prison lawsuit

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Attorney General Steve Marshall addressed the backlog of litigation facing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and the costs to the taxpayers that have accumulated as a result.

ALABAMA PRISONERS AP Photo Brynn Anderson File Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton on increased price for new Elmore prison: 'We have yet to get the full-blown cost on this'

The price tag for the new prison in Elmore County increased by over 50% in March, and the final price has yet to be established by the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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Alabama Department of Corrections courting technology to block cell phone use in Alabama prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is considering implementing software to block unauthorized cell phone usage from inmates.

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.

Kenneth Eugene Smith Alabama News
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of death row inmate requesting nitrogen hypoxia as execution method

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of an Alabama death row inmate who has requested to die by a new method of execution.

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.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall removes litigating authority from ADOC attorneys

In the ongoing drama with the Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is taking away litigation authority from the ADOC and moving it to his office.  

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.

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Would you be an Alabama prison guard for $55,000 a year?

On Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced pay increases for the state's correctional officers.

ADOC2 Alabama News
Former state prison health care provider declares bankruptcy, linked to contract on hold

Corizon Health Services, a former prison health care provider to the state of Alabama, declared bankruptcy this week.

John Q Hamm Alabama News
ADOC commissioner John Hamm: Nitrogen hypoxia protocol should be complete by end of 2023

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is planning on having nitrogen gas ready to use for executions by the end of 2023.

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.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Why is Gov. Kay Ivey silent on Department of Corrections chaos?

Governor Kay Ivey has yet to address the chaos that has continued to fester over the past several months in the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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