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Feds Are Fed Up With Alabama Prison Problems

By Clete Wetli on September 4, 2020 | Opinion

Alabama’s prison system is currently a third-world hell hole and, simply put, the feds are fed up with Alabama’s perennial prison problems.

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An armed guard surveys the grounds from the railing of a prison watchtower

ACLU Report Predicts Alabama Prison Population Increase Due To Stalled Paroles

By Brent Wilson on January 6, 2020

Today, the Campaign for Smart Justice with ACLU of Alabama released a report with dire predictions about Alabama’s prison crisis. Based on an analysis of current parole practices using five years of data from the…

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Julia Tutwiler Prison, Wetumpka, Alabama

Gov. Ivey Signs Pay Raise and Incentive Package For Correctional Officers

By Brent Wilson on May 30, 2019

HB 468, sponsored by State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa), was signed into law today by Governor Kay Ivey.

HB 468 provides a two-step raise for certain employees of the Alabama Department…

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Fixing Alabama Prisons Will Take Much More Than New Facilities

By Clete Wetli on April 8, 2019 | Opinion

Alabama must build new prisons and hire more officers just to reach a bare minimum of safety and constitutional compliance, but the real problems appear to be far more sinister and pervasive.

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