Alabama Department of Corrections

Type: Organization
Name: Alabama Department of Corrections
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

In Alabama prison investigation, AL.com examines use of lie detectors, guard indicted and state seeks more help

Following the release of a scathing U.S. Department of Justice report on conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison Alabama has requested assistance from outside groups that could "transform the landscape of our criminal justice system for the better," Gov. ... [Published al.com - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Corrections Officer Among 6 Arrested In Alleged

CORRECTIONS OFFICER AMONG 6 ARRESTED IN ALLEGED DRUG RING RUN FROM PRISONA total of 36 1/2 pounds of meth and more than $130,000 was seized in a criminal investigation that ended in six arrests Thursday after an early morning drug raid on two Alabama ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

DEA busts national drug trafficking ring involving Alabama Department of Corrections officer, inmates

Federal authorities busted a national drug trafficking organization that involved Alabama Department of Corrections inmates and a corrections officer with the arrest of six people early this morning.The ring is responsible for the distribution of at least ... [Published al.com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Bentley, lawmakers make formal request for prison overcrowding study

Gov. Robert Bentley, Chief Justice Roy Moore and four lawmakers said Tuesday they had formally requested to be part of a federal program aimed at helping states cut corrections spending.In a letter to the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a program based ... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Lethal injections could be on hold in AL after bill fails in legislature

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -Lawmakers failed to pass a measure in the waning hours of the legislative session that would have kept information about lethal injections secret from the public.Supporters of the bill argued that keeping by keeping the manufacturers ... [Published WSFA - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama prisons made millions on license plates until 2013, but now industries losing money overall

The Alabama Department of Corrections’ prison industries program lost $884,321 in fiscal 2013, its biggest loss since the program was reorganized in 2007 with the goal of turning a consistent profit.The preliminary data for fiscal 2013, which ended Sept. ... [Published al.com - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Prison improvement contract worth $500K

The Alabama Department of Corrections plans to pay a Washington, D.C, consulting group nearly half a million dollars in exchange for help in improving the state's prison system.The $499,900, 18-month contract is on the agenda of the Legislative Contract ... [Published Times Daily - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama out of execution drug, can't carry out death sentences

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama can't execute death row inmates because the state has run out of the critical first drug given at the start of each lethal injection, authorities said Tuesday.Clay Crenshaw, of the Alabama attorney general's office, said ... [Published al.com - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Corrections to enter into $500,000 contract with national consulting firm

The Alabama Department of Corrections is planning to pay a national consulting firm $499,900 to help improve conditions at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka.Prison Commissioner Kim Thomas announced earlier this month that he had hired The ... [Published Corrections Connection - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama prison officials deny public records request for overtime information

The Alabama Department of Corrections has denied a public records request by AL.com for detailed information about overtime earned by its employees.The department previously reported that its overtime costs increased by from $13.1 million to $19.2 million ... [Published al.com - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama declines to name execution drug suppliers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's prison commissioner is declining to disclose the suppliers of Alabama's lethal injection drugs, citing a confidentiality order in a lawsuit filed by an inmate. Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Death penalty secrecy bill nears passage

MONTGOMERY -- A bill that would make information about Alabama's death penalty process secret, including the names of manufacturers of the drugs used in lethal injection, could reach a vote in the Alabama Senate as early as this week.Supporters of the ... [Published Corrections Connection - Mar 19 2014]

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...a scathing U S Department of Justice report on conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison Alabama has requested assistance from outside groups that could "transform the landscape of our criminal justice system for the better" Gov. Robert Bentley said
"Clearly the organization was substantial. It was national in scope" Morris said
"We talk transparency a lot around here about everything and if we're going to be transparent on everything else let's be transparent on this" Greene said
"I have no doubt there’s injustice that happens every day," Robinson said. "I hope more often than not, that’s not the case. For us, it comes down to the question of ‘can we prove the charge we are going with?’ And if we can’t prove it, it's my duty as a prosecutor to get rid of it."

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In Alabama prison investigation, AL.com examine... [Published al.com - Apr 12 2014]
Corrections Officer Among 6 Arrested In Alleged [Published Media Awareness Project - Apr 11 2014]
Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition recognized for it... [Published Birmingham Times - Apr 11 2014]
Crossville man among those arrested in major me... [Published Gadsden Times - Apr 11 2014]
Alabama prison guard among six arrested in meth... [Published Tuscaloosa News - Apr 11 2014]
DEA busts national drug trafficking ring involv... [Published al.com - Apr 10 2014]
Bentley, lawmakers make formal request for pris... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Apr 09 2014]
Corrections contract includes comprehensive str... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Apr 09 2014]
Lethal injections could be on hold in AL after ... [Published WSFA - Apr 08 2014]
Top prosecutor in Tutwiler cases: Inmate credib... [Published al.com - Apr 07 2014]
Banned in 13 states, lie detectors for sexual a... [Published al.com - Apr 06 2014]
Grayson Valley man could be free soon after jur... [Published al.com - Apr 05 2014]
In Alabama prison investigation, AL.com examine... [Published al.com - Apr 05 2014]
AL.com seeks credit card, personnel, arrest rec... [Published al.com - Apr 05 2014]
Alabama prisons made millions on license plates... [Published al.com - Apr 04 2014]
What Alabama law says about treatment of convicts [Published al.com - Apr 03 2014]
Bentley: Increasing safety for Tutwiler inmates... [Published MyFox Birmingham - Apr 02 2014]
State facing shortage of lethal injection drug [Published ABC 3340 - Apr 02 2014]
Alabama executed 6th most prisoners since 1977;... [Published al.com - Mar 30 2014]
Prison improvement contract worth $500K [Published Times Daily - Mar 30 2014]
Convicted Tutwiler prison guard blames scheming... [Published al.com - Mar 27 2014]
Corrections to enter into $500,000 contract wit... [Published Corrections Connection - Mar 26 2014]
Alabama out of execution drug, can't carry out ... [Published al.com - Mar 26 2014]
Corrections to enter into $500,000 contract wit... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Mar 25 2014]
Exclusive interview with ADOC commissioner on T... [Published MyFox Birmingham - Mar 25 2014]
From captain to lawbreaker: Former top Tutwiler... [Published al.com - Mar 24 2014]
'It's the guards that antagonize everything:' T... [Published al.com - Mar 24 2014]
Alabama prison officials deny public records re... [Published al.com - Mar 21 2014]
Marijuana tax stamp violations and other obscur... [Published al.com - Mar 21 2014]
Citing federal court order, Alabama prison offi... [Published al.com - Mar 21 2014]
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Alabama Looked The Other Way As Prison Staff Ha... [Published Think Progress - Jan 28 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock For the past two decades, female inmates in Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women have been subjected to atrocious acts of sexual abuse – and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) did nothing about it. A Department ...
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