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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Gov. Kay Ivey’s educational budget proposal includes $100 million for prison construction in Elmore and Escambia County.
Construction on a new 4,000-bed prison in Elmore County is “moving along really well,” according to State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville).
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.
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).
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 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).
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.
All inmate workers in Alabama prisons have returned to work after ending their strike on Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).
Homicides and drug deaths are on the rise at one Alabama prison.
An Alabama inmate who claims to have been assaulted by a prison guard has retained attorneys for his case against the officer.
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.
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.
The Birmingham Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division arrested a BPD correctional officer on Sunday who it believes assaulted an inmate.
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.
Inmates at all major Alabama prisons are refusing to work.
An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer was placed on leave after what reports say was potentially a fight with an inmate.
A Jefferson County inmate was found dead on Thursday, potentially due to an opioid overdose.
The Morgan County Jail saw multiple incidences of drugs being brought behind bars this week, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
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. once spent his time pushing cocaine in Detroit. Now, he is a minister at a church in his home town of Fayette.
State Finance Director Bill Poole acknowledged difficulties in the long-term bond market. However, he downplayed the role politics had played.
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."