In October 2021, Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation appointing $785 million to build two new 4,000-bed men’s mega prisons in Elmore and Escambia Counties.
Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the new 1819 Sports Editor Steve Irvine, the Bibb County officer shooting, questioning why the state resorted to a bond issue when they had cash for the mega prisons, 1819 The Podcast with Richard Simmons, the Hovey/Whatley election challenge, the Family Court judge in Montgomery who lost custody of her children for excessive punishment, and the recent SCOTUS string of conservative decisions.
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.
By Brandon Moseley Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed legislation, on Friday, Oct. 1, authorizing the Alabama Department of Corrections...