Alabama Department of Corrections

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Name: Alabama Department of Corrections
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama denies claims that if fails to give prisoners adequate medical care

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Lawyers for the Alabama Department of Corrections responded today to a lawsuit that alleges the medical care for state prisoners is so poor that it violates the U.S. Constitution.The state denied many of allegations in the In a ... [Published al.com - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

$224 million Alabama inmate health care contract bidding process favored sole bidder

The bidding process for Alabama's $224 million inmate health care contract may have been biased towards the sole vendor that bid for it, a letter sent to prison officials alleges.Wexford Health Sources executive Edward McNeil wrote the letter to Alabama's ... [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Appeals court upholds Montgomery convictions 3 minutes ago

Justice (Photo: The Register)The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld three Montgomery County murder convictions, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office announced.The court upheld the convictions of Karvis Lamar Dennis, 31, of Shorter; Angelo Jermon ... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Alabama Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide

Alabama death row inmate Justin Hosch, 26, died of an apparent suicide Monday at Holman Prison in Atmore, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. He was pronounced deceased in his cell.The official cause of death is pending autopsy results ... [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Mobile man convicted of manslaughter must pay former siblings $35,974.30 for killing their father

MOBILE, Alabama – Three years after he shot his stepfather to death, a judge has ordered Keenan Christopher Olson to pay the victim's children more than $35,000 in restitution, although they had asked for nearly $100,000.Olson is currently serving a four-year ... [Published al.com - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Murdered Peoria man released from jail days earlier

Ronald lee Tockey's body was discovered in the Arizona Canal on August 20, 2014. Investigators believe he was murdered (Photo: Alabama Department of Corrections)The 35-year-old man found dead in a Peoria canal on Wednesday morning had been released from ... [Published AZCentral.com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

AL prisons attracting more people to work

ELMORE, Alabama – When Chance Webster recently returned to Montgomery from a military deployment, he quickly sought a job in law enforcement."I had been on the military side, and now I want to be on the civilian side for a time," he said.Webster is among ... [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Convicted killer on death row wants new trial

Jason Sharp (Source: Alabama Department of Corrections) MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -A convicted killer on death row wants a new trial and wants the courts to help him find an attorney.Jason Sharp was convicted in the 1999 murder of Huntsville nurse, Tracy ... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama Prison Guard Bennie Ashby Calls For The Killing Of Amanda Scott

When Bennie O. Ashby, an officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections (a prison guard), saw that Amanda Scott had requested legal equality between Christians and non-Christians , he got angry. Bennie Ashby logged onto Facebook and joined others ... [Published Irregular Times - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Helicopter, tracking dogs being used in Coosa Co. search

GOODWATER, AL (WSFA) -Authorities in Coosa County are conducting a search for "a couple of robbery suspects", confirms a spokesperson with the Alabama Department of Corrections.The DOC says a request was made around 4:30 p.m. for a search dogs, and a ... [Published WSFA - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Jefferson County authorities searching for escaped inmate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Authorities in Jefferson County are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Jefferson County Supervised Re-Entry Program Wednesday.Melvin D. Moore failed to show up for curfew Wednesday, according to Kristi Gates with the ... [Published WIAT TV - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama's troubled prison system brings unlikely political pair to the table

Two of Alabama's leading voices for prison reform appeared in a National Public Radio segment to discuss the state's troubled prison system.Alabama State Sen. Cam Ward and Southern Poverty Law Center managing attorney Maria Morris went on "Around the ... [Published al.com - Aug 07 2014]

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...They say it contains "inflammatory, self-serving statements that inaccurately characterize inmates' medical and mental health conditions" and "demonstrate a basic misunderstanding of technical medical and mental health terminology."
"The Department appreciates the importance of price and, therefore, this time made it a larger percentage of a proposed vendor's scores in hopes of not compromising the quality of care" Hill wrote
"It's the same standard of care in the prison as in the community," Thomas said. "Inmates are the only subset of our society that have a constitutional right to health care."
"I had been on the military side, and now I want to be on the civilian side for a time" he said

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Alabama denies claims that if fails to give pri... [Published al.com - Aug 29 2014]
$224 million Alabama inmate health care contrac... [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 29 2014]
$224 million Alabama inmate health care contrac... [Published al.com - Aug 28 2014]
Appeals court upholds Montgomery convictions 3 ... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Aug 26 2014]
Alabama Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 26 2014]
Death row inmate Justin Hosch dies of apparent ... [Published al.com - Aug 26 2014]
Arrests made in connection with body found in P... [Published AZCentral.com - Aug 25 2014]
Mobile man convicted of manslaughter must pay f... [Published al.com - Aug 25 2014]
Murdered Peoria man released from jail days ear... [Published AZCentral.com - Aug 22 2014]
Campaign booster for Alabama Gov. Bentley was l... [Published al.com - Aug 21 2014]
AL prisons attracting more people to work [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 20 2014]
Here are 2 ways Alabama prisons are attracting ... [Published al.com - Aug 19 2014]
New York inmate's wrongful death lawsuit target... [Published al.com - Aug 19 2014]
Alabama Prisons Are Facing A Record-Breaking Tu... [Published Think Progress - Aug 18 2014]
Alabama's inmate health care provider at center... [Published al.com - Aug 16 2014]
Alabama Inmates Faced With Worst TB Outbreak In... [Published Medical Daily - Aug 15 2014]
Convicted killer on death row wants new trial [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Aug 15 2014]
Alabama should jettison failed policies and fea... [Published Huntsville Times - Aug 14 2014]
Powerful firm lobbies for Alabama prison health... [Published al.com - Aug 13 2014]
Alabama Prison Guard Bennie Ashby Calls For The... [Published Irregular Times - Aug 12 2014]
Helicopter, tracking dogs being used in Coosa C... [Published WSFA - Aug 09 2014]
Read the $36 million contract with the Alabama ... [Published al.com - Aug 08 2014]
Jefferson County authorities searching for esca... [Published WIAT TV - Aug 08 2014]
Alabama's troubled prison system brings unlikel... [Published al.com - Aug 07 2014]
Read the $224 million contract Alabama signed w... [Published al.com - Aug 04 2014]
Alabama appeals court rules for prison inmate w... [Published al.com - Aug 01 2014]
Ala. women's prison installs surveillance system [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jul 31 2014]
300 cameras up and running at troubled Tutwiler... [Published WSFA - Jul 31 2014]
Tutwiler Prison for Women now has 300+ security... [Published Alabamas13 - Jul 31 2014]
Video surveillance system could make Tutwiler p... [Published al.com - Jul 31 2014]
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Alabama Prisons Are Facing A Record-Breaking Tu... [Published Think Progress - Aug 18 2014]
Inmates walk the halls in formation at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Ala. Two advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on June 17, 2014, claiming the state is failing to provide basic medical and mental health care to inmates. CREDIT: Dave Martin/AP ...
Alabama Prison Guard Bennie Ashby Calls For The... [Published Irregular Times - Aug 12 2014]
When Bennie O. Ashby, an officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections (a prison guard), saw that Amanda Scott had requested legal equality between Christians and non-Christians , he got angry. Bennie Ashby logged onto Facebook and joined others ...
Midday open thread: Bad college chain going out... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 25 2014]
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Illegal infants : These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook June 24: California Senate Backs Constitutional Amendment Overturning 'Citizens United' , by David Harris Gershon 22 States Have Restricted ...
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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