Alabama Department of Corrections

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

Alabama adopts new death penalty protocol

Governor's office says DOC "ready to carry out execution orders"Buy PhotoThe lethal injection chamber at Holman Correctional Facility, as seen in 2002. (Photo: Mickey Welsh/Advertiser) Buy PhotoThe state said in filings with the Alabama Supreme Court ... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Employees with Alabama's inmate health care provider Corizon protest health care at...

Employees with a private firm that supplies health care to Alabama's inmates picketed a Pennsylvania jail oversight board to protest health care supplied by the company, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Staff for Corizon Health, which has a $224 million ... [Published al.com - Sep 08 2014]
Entities: Healthcare, Prison, Protest
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Costly contract requirement scrapped for sole bidder of Alabama's $224 million inmate health care contract

A competitor for Alabama's $224 million inmate health care contract claimed in a letter critical of the process that a costly stipulation helped push the firm out of the bidding race.The Alabama Department of Corrections required that the winning vendor ... [Published al.com - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 2 reports

Alabama prison officials place Holman Correctional Facility on lockdown

ATMORE, Alabama – Holman Correctional Facility officials placed the prison on lockdown Friday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.Kristi Gates, a spokeswoman for the department, said the incident began when an inmate assaulted a corrections ... [Published Corrections Connection - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama prison officials 'deliberately indifferent' to inmates' self-inflicted razor cuts, plaintiffs say

As they promised earlier this week, two advocacy groups have asked a judge to order the Alabama Department of Corrections to prohibit male inmates from having access to razor blades.The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy ... [Published al.com - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

From the Pulpit: Alabama can't fix its prison system without addressing the issue of race

By The quagmire our Alabama Department of Corrections finds itself in has as its source the same cancer that has plagued this state since its inception. As with most structural injustices this, too, can be traced back to America's sinful incestuous affair ... [Published al.com - Sep 05 2014]
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 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]

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"It makes our work much more impactful when we're working with a corrections department that's made that commitment" Moss said
"The Department of Corrections is ready to carry out execution orders once set by the Alabama Supreme Court," the statement said. "The Governor is confident the protocol does not violate the 8th Amendment."
...Law is that we allow citizens to inspect records and get copies," wrote Alabama Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kristi Gates in an email. "It's up to us how we want to carry that out. We do not allow pictures to be taken. Our policy is that we charge for copies."
...influence their development, subsequent mental health, and ability to re-enter society and function successfully," an ADOC news release states. "Realizing that re-traumatization is usually inadvertent, mentoring and coaching line staff on the effect of re-traumatization will enhance facility safety for staff and offenders alike."

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New ADOC position aims to improve culture for w... [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Sep 14 2014]
Alabama adopts new death penalty protocol [Published Montgomery Advertiser - Sep 12 2014]
Alabama prison officials: Taxpayers must pay to... [Published al.com - Sep 12 2014]
Federal grant to fund 5 projects focusing on se... [Published al.com - Sep 11 2014]
Employees with Alabama's inmate health care pro... [Published al.com - Sep 08 2014]
Costly contract requirement scrapped for sole b... [Published al.com - Sep 07 2014]
Alabama prison officials place Holman Correctio... [Published Corrections Connection - Sep 05 2014]
Alabama prison officials 'deliberately indiffer... [Published al.com - Sep 05 2014]
Alabama prison officials place Holman Correctio... [Published al.com - Sep 05 2014]
From the Pulpit: Alabama can't fix its prison s... [Published al.com - Sep 05 2014]
SPLC asking court for injunction to change what... [Published al.com - Sep 04 2014]
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]
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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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