State signs prison construction contract, quiet on details

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama officials have signed a contract to build a new state prison, part of a $1.3 billion construction plan partly using pandemic relief funds.

But officials haven’t released many of the details. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the state signed a contract with Caddell Construction Co. for construction of a specialized men’s prison facility in Elmore County that will provide enhanced medical and mental health services.

The Alabama Department of Corrections on Wednesday declined to release a copy of the contract, saying it first needed to be redacted.

Alabama lawmakers this fall approved a $1.3 billion prison construction plan that will use $400 million from the state’s share of American Rescue Plan funds to help pay for the construction.

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4/28/2022 8:09:03 AM (GMT -5:00)

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