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Prison News | Alabama

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Alabama. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.

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Education & Rehabilitation

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Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

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Gangs in Prison

Health & Medical Treatment


  • Next focus for Alabama prison reform: Mental health
    The group, whose recommendations on parole and probation passed the Legislature last spring, has turned to mental health issues in prisons and jails, which contributes to overcrowding....[more]

  • Ala. prisons hit with worst TB outbreak in 5 years
    BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Alabama's prison system, badly overcrowded and facing a lawsuit over medical treatment of inmates, is facing its worst outbreak of tuberculosis in five years, a health official said Thursday.

    Pam Barrett, director of tuberculosis control for the Alabama Department of Public Health, said medical officials have diagnosed nine active cases of the infectious respiratory disease in state prisons so far this year....[more]


  • Inmate testifies about Ala. prison's HIV policies
    WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An HIV-infected female prisoner testified Tuesday at a closed hearing about the Alabama prison system's policy of segregating HIV-positive inmates, and a judge is considering a proposed settlement of a lawsuit challenging the policy....[more]

  • Ala. to stop segregating HIV-positive inmates
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State officials say they’ll no longer segregate HIV-positive prison inmates from the general population....[more]

  • Alabama last state still segregating HIV-positive prison inmates from general population
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - South Carolina's recent decision to end the segregation of HIV-positive prison inmates leaves Alabama as the last state to continue the practice....[more]

  • Gwinnett County Detention Center Inmate Died from Meningitis Infection
    20 year-old Gwinnett County Detention Center inmate Zachary Harris, who had been admitted 3 days before, was stricken dead with a meningitis bacterium, forcing 175......[more]

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

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Prison Conditions & Corruption

Prison Life & Culture

  • Parenting from prison: The collateral damage of harsh mandatory sentences
    Stephanie Nodd always wanted to be a mother.

    Growing up around Mobile, Ala., she had a lot of nieces around her mom’s house.

    “They were always messing with their hair,” she said. “I told myself, 'when I have kids, I want a boy.' No hair to mess with.”...[more]


  • Feds seek early release of bombing victim's dad
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in 1963 should be released early from his federal prison sentence for bribery because of his failing health and age, the Justice Department told a judge Thursday....[more]

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