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A picture of a crane at the Elmore construction site presented at the Joint Prison Oversight Committee Meeting on September 20 2023 Photo by Will Blakely Alabama News
ADOC's Hamm blames rising construction prices for significant Elmore prison cost overrun

MONTGOMERY - Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Commissioner John Hamm delivered an update on prison construction during Wednesday’s Join Prison Oversight Committee meeting, insinuating that just one of the two new mega-prisons could cost the state over $1 billion.

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.

Clyde Chambliss Alabama News
State Sen. Chambliss: Elmore County mega prison project 'moving along really well'

Construction on a new 4,000-bed prison in Elmore County is “moving along really well,” according to State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville).

Leroy Maxwell Jr Photo from the Maxwell & Tillman website Alabama News
Attorney hired in case of Elmore inmate beating on top of prison chapel

An Alabama inmate who claims to have been assaulted by a prison guard has retained attorneys for his case against the officer.

Elmore Correctional Facility from Google Maps Alabama News
ADOC: Inmate in viral post chose not to receive health care

Amidst a plethora of other problems for Alabama prisons, a Facebook post from last week showed a man in one Alabama prison in extremely poor health, causing backlash from the public. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said the man denied his own medical treatment.

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Report: ADOC officer placed on leave after caught on camera beating inmate, has a record of potential abuses

An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer was placed on leave after what reports say was potentially a fight with an inmate.