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.
Troy University responded to the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) regarding leaked emails showing Troy trustees attempting to vet research at a free-market think tank on behalf of Alabama’s business elite.
The Foundation of Individual Rights and Expression addressed a letter last week to Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins urging him to address leaked emails in which he and Troy trustees discuss vetting research topics at a free-market think tank due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama.
A leaked email conversation between several trustees at Troy University shows prominent individuals in the state discussing how to “vet topics” at a university-affiliated think tank for being critical of economic incentive programs due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).
State officials in Alabama rejected parole for 90% of eligible inmates last fiscal year, according to reports released by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons & Paroles (ABPP).
The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles announced Thursday it was beginning preparations to implement a new statewide electronic monitoring program, which according to a press release, will be capable of monitoring "up to 4,000 people per year" starting in January.
Cam Ward, the director of the Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, acknowledged there were some blatant lapses in protocol regarding released inmates but said the legislature had offered his agency a tool to prevent some of these incidents in the future.