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State Rep. Lipscomb: State of Alabama feeling 'side effects' of abandoning traditional bid-build process for design-build on prison construction

It has been 919 days since the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die the 2021 special session for new prison construction.

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State Sen. Albritton: Finding money for second new prison ‘not going to be easy’

Legislators are still searching for answers to how to pay for a second new prison after costs nearly doubled on prison construction in a new facility in Elmore County last year.

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ADOC takes heat for dead inmates remains returned to families with missing hearts, other organs

It is not as if we needed any more proof to show that there is a complete lack of institutional control within Alabama's prisons by the Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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State prisoners with previous incarcerations top numbers of first offenders in recent report

The percentage of state prisoners with previous incarcerations topped the percentage of prisoners serving time for a first offense, according to a recently released report from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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ADOC's Hamm refuses to answer questions about potential August hostage situation, prisoner with gun: 'It wasn’t pretty, but we’re getting to the bottom of it'

MONTGOMERY - Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm refused to go into detail about an incident at Donaldson Correctional Facility in August, which involved a prisoner with a gun who may have taken guards hostage.

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Report: Donaldson prisoner with gun last month may have taken guards hostage, despite ADOC statement

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.

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VIDEO: Alabama inmate in guard uniform goes live on social media with pistol, calls prison ‘modern-day slavery’; Arrested for ‘security incident’

A prisoner in Bessemer’s Donaldson Correctional Facility for murder appeared on Facebook Live videos on Sunday morning wearing a correctional officer’s vest, holding a handgun and ranting about prison conditions.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth warns against a federal takeover of Alabama prison system, contractors 'taking advantage of the state'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, who many expect to make a run for the governor’s mansion next election cycle, said a federal takeover of Alabama’s prison system “would be bad for our state.”

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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.

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Ivey’s education budget proposal includes $100 million for prison construction

Gov. Kay Ivey’s educational budget proposal includes $100 million for prison construction in Elmore and Escambia County.

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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).

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State Rep. Stringer: Releasing violent offenders not a solution to prison overcrowding — 'Build new prisons'

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) is apparently reconsidering his 2021 "yes" vote on legislation that retroactively applied a 2015 mandatory release law to all inmates before 2015.

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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).

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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.

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90% of parole hearings resulted in denials for Alabama inmates in FY 2022 — AG Marshall: Rate 'rightfully' reflects violent inmate population

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).

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ADOC removes monthly reports on inmate deaths amidst growing levels of violence, drug overdoses in Alabama prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections is revising its reporting measures, removing the current monthly reports on inmate deaths and switching to quarterly reports, which are already six months behind.

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ADOC: Inmate work stoppages over at all facilities

All inmate workers in Alabama prisons have returned to work after ending their strike on Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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Homicides, drug-related deaths on the rise across Alabama prison system; ADOC claims 'working diligently' to improve the safety, security

Homicides and drug deaths are on the rise at one Alabama prison.

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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.

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ADOC: Inmate worker strikes dwindle, partial work returns to most prisons

The inmate workers at 10 out of the 15 major Alabama prisons have ended their strike and returned to work, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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Alabama inmates on strike give list of 'absurd' demands

Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay Town took to Twitter on Tuesday to address eight demands of Alabama prison workers who started striking on Monday morning.

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Birmingham correctional officer arrested, charged with assault of inmate

The Birmingham Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division arrested a BPD correctional officer on Sunday who it believes assaulted an inmate.

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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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Alabama prisons faced with inmate work strikes around the state

Inmates at all major Alabama prisons are refusing to work.

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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.

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Jefferson County inmate dies of potential opioid overdose

A Jefferson County inmate was found dead on Thursday, potentially due to an opioid overdose.

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Multiple inmates caught with drugs last week in Morgan County Jail

The Morgan County Jail saw multiple incidences of drugs being brought behind bars this week, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

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