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Alabama court sets Sept 22 execution for 1990 triple killing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has set an execution date for a mentally disturbed truck driver convicted of killing three men in a workplace shooting rampage more than two decades ago. The clerk's office says 57-year-old Alan…

Alabama closes bond deal to build mega-prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has closed a bond deal to build two supersize prisons, housing up to 4,000 prisoners each, even as inmates filed a lawsuit seeking to block the project. The Alabama Finance Department said the bond sale,…

Alabama bond sale for mega prisons falls $200 million short

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama officials said they are moving forward with plans to build two supersize prisons despite a bond sale falling more than $200 million short of expectations. The Alabama Corrections Institution Finance…

Groups oppose $725M Alabama bond sale for building prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A coalition of advocacy groups is opposing Alabama’s plan to sell $725 million in bonds to finance the construction of two new supersize prisons. The Communities Not Prisons coalition and other advocacy organizations issued statements on…

Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama officials have approved a $725 million bond sale to help finance the construction of two supersize prisons intended to house up to 4,000 inmates each. The Alabama Corrections Institution Finance…

Former Alabama prison officer charged in assault on inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama prison officer has been indicted on federal charges of assaulting three inmates and then submitting a false statement about the incident. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Lorenzo Mills was charged in an indictment with violating…

Ex-Alabama prison guard sentenced for assaulting inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors said a former sergeant for the Alabama Department of Corrections has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for assaulting two inmates at Elmore Correctional Facility. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a…

Corrections: 3 inmates with COVID-19 dead in Alabama prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Corrections says three more inmates who died in Alabama prisons tested positive for COVID-19. Two men who were incarcerated at St. Clair prison died late last month and tested positive for the…