Cam Ward

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Name: Cam Ward
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

What would Texas do? 7 lessons on prison reform from someone who's been there: opinion

"What would Texas do?" That question is what Alabama's public officials are asking as they prepare to tackle prison reform for the 2015 legislative session.The Texas Model has been praised nationally by Democrats and Republicans for stabilizing the state's ... [Published Huntsville Times - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Inmates from several Alabama state prisons take a math class at J.F. Ingram State Technical College. The campus becomes a medium-security facility when the students arrive.In a small classroom in Alabama's Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, a dozen women ... [Published KCLU - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Al Jazeera shines light on private probation firm in Alabama

The private probation system used by many Alabama courts to collect fees and fines – which has been the subject of scrutiny – is the focus of . More than 100 courts in Alabama have contracts with Judicial Corrections Services, which municipalities hire ... [Published al.com - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

On redistricting and race

Phase Two of the redistricting trial is underway , and if it sounds an awful lot like Phase One to you, you would be right. Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature didn’t discriminate against minorities by drawing election maps in 2011 that voting-rights ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Alabaster City Schools Foundation begins fundraising in support of academics

ALABASTER, Alabama -- The Alabaster City Schools Foundation held its kickoff event with an invitation-only gathering that attracted about 150 people on Saturday evening to Thompson Middle School."We raised a lot of money. We had a lot of donors for our ... [Published al.com - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Top takeaways from The New Republic's scathing article about the Alabama legislature: Today in state politics

Alabama's Republican-controlled legislature is systematically undoing the gains achieved during the civil rights movement, a new article contends, pointing to things such as voter ID laws, cutting public assistance and refusing to expand Medicaid as proof ... [Published al.com - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Film shorts fade to black, mind fades to blank

Cam Ward Source: News Limited“O ld minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.”— John AdamsI WAS given another subtle reminder on the weekend that old age is beckoning. Well, not so much beckoning as drumming ... [Published Geelong Advertiser - 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]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Political Adversaries Work To Reduce Alabama's Prison Population

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican State Sen. Cam Ward and Southern Poverty Law Center attorney Maria Morris about efforts to work across political lines in Alabama to reduce the state prison population. ... [Published NPR - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama lawmaker says Yellow Mama may make a comeback: Today in state politics

Alabama may be forced to bring back its infamous electric chair dubbed "Yellow Mama" if lawmakers can't agree to give immunity to the makers of the drugs used in executions.Rep. Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville, told the Decatur Daily he is meeting with state's ... [Published al.com - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Highlights from 'A State in Shackles,' a conservative discussion on Alabama's prisons

The Alabama Policy Institute's "A State in Shackles" panel discussion on the state's prison system stressed the dire need for reform and considered the next steps. The panel, held yesterday in Birmingham, was a part of API's annual Friedman Legacy Day ... [Published al.com - Aug 01 2014]
Entities: Cam Ward, Prison, Deterrence
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Sen. Cam Ward: Executions on hold until at least spring; state needs confidentiality law to get drugs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Alabama can't resume executions until next spring because it can't get the needed drugs, state Sen. Cam Ward told the Times-Daily newspaper in Florence.Ward, a Republican from Alabaster who chairs the Joint Legislative Prison Committee, ... [Published al.com - Jul 31 2014]

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"studies have shown that inmates who get involved in the educational component, like j f ingram offers, they are 43 percent less likely to come back into the system again" Ward says. "That's astounding."

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What would Texas do? 7 lessons on prison reform... [Published Huntsville Times - Aug 25 2014]
Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Ed... [Published KCLU - Aug 23 2014]
Al Jazeera shines light on private probation fi... [Published al.com - Aug 13 2014]
On redistricting and race [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 13 2014]
Alabaster City Schools Foundation begins fundra... [Published al.com - Aug 12 2014]
Top takeaways from The New Republic's scathing ... [Published al.com - Aug 11 2014]
Film shorts fade to black, mind fades to blank [Published Geelong Advertiser - Aug 08 2014]
Alabama's troubled prison system brings unlikel... [Published al.com - Aug 07 2014]
Political Adversaries Work To Reduce Alabama's ... [Published NPR - Aug 07 2014]
Highlights from 'A State in Shackles,' a conser... [Published al.com - Aug 01 2014]
Alabama lawmaker says Yellow Mama may make a co... [Published al.com - Aug 01 2014]
Sen. Cam Ward: Executions on hold until at leas... [Published al.com - Jul 31 2014]
Lawmaker: Alabama can't do executions until spring [Published Tuscaloosa News - Jul 31 2014]
Canes’ new coach low-key, but ready for challenge [Published Raleigh News & Observer - Jul 26 2014]
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The Lake Erie Monsters defeated an NHL goalie, Cam Ward, Friday night at The Q. ...
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