Rise to the moment of truth Thursday, October 6, 2022

Tag: PRISONS

Photo by RODNAE Productions
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.

Photo from Larry Farr
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.

Birmingham Police Department
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.

Elmore Correctional Facility from Google Maps
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.

PRISON BARS BY Max Kleinen 2
Alabama prisons faced with inmate work strikes around the state

Inmates at all major Alabama prisons are refusing to work.

Prison interior
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.

Photo from Jefferson County Sheriffs Office website
Jefferson County inmate dies of potential opioid overdose

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

Morgan County Jail Photo from MCSO Facebook
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).

PRISON BARS BY Max Kleinen 2
4th and 5th inmates escape work release centers in past 3 months in Alabama; No response from ADOC

Police said they believed two Morgan County jail inmates took a car from a Decatur business job while on work release on Sunday before they were quickly located.

Floyd Rodgers Jr from Floyd Rodgers Jr
‘Using God like a spare tire’: How one man went from Detroit drug dealer to West Alabama pastor

Floyd Rodgers Jr. once spent his time pushing cocaine in Detroit. Now, he is a minister at a church in his home town of Fayette.

Poole
State Finance Director Bill Poole says anti-prison protests not a 'significant factor' in bond sale

State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.

PRISON BARS BY Max Kleinen 2
Report: Alabama $725 million prison bond issue facing economic, political headwinds

According to the story from Bloomberg's Amanda Albright and Danielle Moran, underwriters for Alabama's $725 million bond issuance were "short around $200 million of orders on the bond deal."

Protesters from Will Blakely
Protesters rally outside of Regions Center in Birmingham, decry prison construction financing

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.

PRISON BARS BY Max Kleinen 2
Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

Alabama officials approved a $725 million bond sale on Thursday to help finance the construction of two supersize prisons, housing up to 4,000 inmates each, as part of a building plan that also relies on a portion of the state’s pandemic relief dollars.

Marquita Booker from Pickens County Sheriff
Pickens County correctional officer charged with sexual abuse

A former Pickens County correctional officer was charged with 16 counts of sexual abuse on Friday.

James
Tim James calls for 'massive faith-based outreach' as possible fix for Alabama prisons, recidivism

Should Fob James' son Tim James be elected governor in November, he would be inheriting a situation that is not quite as dire as what the elder James faced in 1979.

File ef01ee44 9ffd 4503 9b8a ce2904885896
Commission on Reentry plans to help offenders become productive citizens

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor The Commission on Reentry met for the fourth time in October. The Commission discussed strategic plans...

File e20e1c1c 485c 4400 9c60 f3b59bceb384
Governor signs legislation authorizing new mega prisons

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed legislation, on Friday, Oct. 1, authorizing the Alabama Department of Corrections...