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Mayors pose questions about potential regional jail facilities in Jefferson County

TRUSSVILLE — Several East Jefferson County mayors met on Tuesday morning and discussed possibilities and concerns about a potential new jail that could house inmates for municipalities in the Birmingham area. 

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Jefferson County Commission president says regional jail must be approved by county as Sheriff Pettway negotiates with municipalities

After Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway told a local news station about ongoing negotiations with Birmingham-area municipalities to open a regional jail, Jefferson County Commission president Jimmie Stephens said that the Commission, not the sheriff, must seal the deal.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway revises budget freeze criticism

A day after Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway released an emotional statement about the Commission freezing 30% of his budget and the implications that decision could lead to, he backtracked Friday saying he had it wrong.

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Birmingham butts heads with Jefferson County on jailing misdemeanor inmates: ‘This would strain our facilities, our deputies and our prosecutors’

Negotiations between the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County over who will take in jail inmates with misdemeanor charges have been a source of tension between the two government entities.

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Marshall confirms Jefferson County bingo operations shut down — 'Operating in blatant disregard in violation of state law and apparently without any fear of reprisal'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall held a press conference Wednesday morning, releasing some details on the closure of several bingo halls in Jefferson County.

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Violent crime down in unincorporated Jefferson County for 2022, despite record homicides in Birmingham

Though 2022 was Birmingham’s most violent year so far this century, the stark increase in homicides did not reach the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Rather, these areas experienced a decline in violent crime compared to 2021. 

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Jared Hudson campaign still hopeful 'the truth will be revealed' after loss to Mark Pettway

The Jared Hudson for Sheriff of Jefferson County campaign left a watch party in Fultondale Tuesday night after learning Hudson lost by only a few thousand votes.