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Alabama inmates ADOC Alabama News
AG Steve Marshall: The mandatory early-release law of 2021 — Causes and consequences

The “they’re going to get out anyway” argument assumes that because most inmates are eventually released from prison, there is no harm in letting the worst offenders out a year early to see how they do under “supervised” release. There are glaring problems with this premise.

Gov. Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey doubles down on support for prisoner early release law — 'Those who oppose this measure are for the unfettered release of criminals'

After a bill was pre-filed in the Alabama Senate to roll back the prisoner early release law that went into effect last month, Gov. Kay Ivey doubled down on her support of the law by saying it is for the good of public safety.

Holman Prison Atmore AP Photo by Jay Reeves Alabama News
Ivey spox reacts to ADOC chaos — Says we would not be having conversations about challenges if not for Ivey’s leadership

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement to 1819 News on Tuesday addressing the ongoing chaos in the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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.

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile). Alabama News
State Rep. Brown: Would now be a 'no' vote on 2021 prison release bill — 'Not what the governor sold to the legislature'

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile) said if he could go back again, he would when it comes to a 2021 law that allowed for the mass release of prisoners in Alabama.