Alabama Department of Corrections

Type: Organization
Name: Alabama Department of Corrections
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Man pleads guilty to 2012 national park assault

KNOXVILLE —William E. Seevers, 48, the man arrested this February for the June 2012 attempted rape and murder of a woman in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated sexual abuse ... [Published Mountain Press - 4 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

No signs of work stoppage at St. Clair prison despite inmates' promise to strike, officials say

SPRINGVILLE, Alabama – Despite an inmate's announcement that , officials say it's business as usual at St. Clair Correctional Facility, with no signs of a work stoppage.The Free Alabama Movement, led by a man serving a life sentence for murder at the ... [Published al.com - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama Department of Corrections appoints deputy commissioner of Women's Services, hires new spokeswoman

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Corrections recently has made several staffing changes, with the appointment of a deputy commissioner for Women's Services and the hiring of a new public information officer.Dr. Wendy D. Williams began working ... [Published al.com - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Understaffed corrections units are adding officers

The Alabama Department of Corrections added 86 officers last week at a training graduation ceremony, a few of which will be assigned to north Alabama facilities.Corrections officials have for years complained that facilities are dangerously understaffed ... [Published Times Daily - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

'We don't want to be slaves for this system': Alabama prison inmate describes reasons for protest

SPRINGVILLE, Alabama – Going on four months, inmate Melvin Ray says he has lived in solitary confinement at St. Clair Correctional Facility.Not for fighting with inmates or swearing at guards, but for organizing an inmate work strike, he says. The protests ... [Published al.com - Apr 19 2014]
Entities: Prison, Protest, Contraband
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Inmate: 'They’re running a slave empire'

For the second time this year, prisoners in Alabama are planning a nonviolent demonstration and work stoppage to protest conditions inside the state’s prisons.Melvin Ray, an inmate at the St. Clair correctional facility in Springville and founder of prison-based ... [Published MSNBC - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama moves to stifle jailhouse lawyers

An Alabama inmate who doesn’t have a lawyer faces significant hurdles in bringing a claim of inadequate medical care to court.After complaints about thousands of lawsuits filed by inmates, often on flimsy grounds, the Alabama Legislature, led by Sen. ... [Published al.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

12 women graduate from ADOC Training Academy

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -The Alabama Department of Corrections' newest officers graduated from the Criminal Justice Training Center at Wallace College in Selma Thursday.Twelve the graduates were women. More than half will work at Tutwiler Prison for Women ... [Published Corrections Connection - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

12 women graduate from ADOC training academy

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -The Alabama Department of Corrections graduated more women trainees than it has in years on Thursday.Twelve women graduated from the officer training academy. Six of the graduates will go to work at the Montgomery Women's Facility. ... [Published WSFA - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Career Expo is next Tuesday

The 7th annual Career Expo will be Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Trinity Baptist Church fellowship hall on U.S. Highway 431 in Roanoke.Melissa Pirkle, secretary of the JOBS Task Force, said, "We've got in excess of 30 employers signed ... [Published Randolph Leader - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

6 years after Alabama law released prison inmates for medical reasons, few have benefited

After the Legislature approved a law in 2008 allowing for the early release of prisoners who were close to death, the Alabama Department of Corrections figured there might 125 inmates who met the eligibility requirements.Since the program began in April ... [Published al.com - Apr 16 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]

Quotes

"Seevers engaged in sexual activity with the individual by use of force and placing her in fear of death by holding her at knife point and stabbing and punching her when she attempted to flee from him" U S Attorney William C Killian's office said in a press release
"There is some participation in the strike, but the ADOC is doing everything it can to prevent communication between the prisoners and the outside world" said Erik Forman, who chairs the IWW's organizing department board
"We have talked to the warden and have yet to gather any intelligence about a work stoppage" Gates said. The and posted alleging unsanitary conditions in Alabama prisons and urging nonviolent change
"Dr. Williams has provided exemplary service throughout her career with the ADOC," Commissioner Kim Thomas said. "We are confident that her experience and expertise in various correctional policies and practices will serve her well in her new role."

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Man pleads guilty to 2012 national park assault [Published Mountain Press - 4 hours ago]
Contraband cellphones, inmate strikes not the p... [Published Birmingham News - 12 hours ago]
No signs of work stoppage at St. Clair prison d... [Published al.com - Apr 21 2014]
Alabama Department of Corrections appoints depu... [Published al.com - Apr 21 2014]
Understaffed corrections units are adding officers [Published Times Daily - Apr 20 2014]
'We don't want to be slaves for this system': A... [Published al.com - Apr 19 2014]
Alabama inmates plan strike against prison labor [Published Russia Today - Apr 19 2014]
Judith Ann Neelley files federal lawsuit seekin... [Published al.com - Apr 19 2014]
Inmate: 'They’re running a slave empire' [Published MSNBC - Apr 18 2014]
Report: St. Clair inmate plans weekend work str... [Published al.com - Apr 18 2014]
Inside the 'snake pit' at Tutwiler: Prison psyc... [Published al.com - Apr 18 2014]
12 women graduate from ADOC Training Academy [Published Corrections Connection - Apr 18 2014]
Alabama moves to stifle jailhouse lawyers [Published al.com - Apr 18 2014]
12 women graduate from ADOC training academy [Published WSFA - Apr 18 2014]
Stacy Lee George, the aspiring 'gun-toting gove... [Published al.com - Apr 17 2014]
At Tutwiler prison, medical care lacking for mi... [Published al.com - Apr 17 2014]
Alabama keeps paying prison health care costs, ... [Published Mississippi Press - Apr 17 2014]
Career Expo is next Tuesday [Published Randolph Leader - Apr 16 2014]
6 years after Alabama law released prison inmat... [Published al.com - Apr 16 2014]
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]
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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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