Ala. to Add More Parole Officers and Reduce Certain Penalties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The state of Alabama has recently proposed a prison bill reform regarding the addition of more parole officers within the prison system, as well as the reduction of jail time for small time criminals or petty thieves. The reform bill needs to be unanimously passed by a Senate Committee of nine senators.

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Ala. Leaders Discuss Possible Women’s Prison

ANNISTON, Ala. — Alabama is trying to make room for female inmates in Calhoun County, Ala., as local leaders are starting a new campaign to push for the creation of a new women’s state correctional facility.

The push for the new facility is in response to severe overcrowding and legal problems involving the current Tutwiler Prison for Women, the state’s only maximum-security prison for women. Tutwiler has made headlines for alleged crimes of sex abuse inside the prison that the government is currently investigating.

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New Alabama Federal Prison Nears Completion

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Construction on the new federal prison outside Aliceville is nearly complete.

Alan Harper, Director of Economic Development for the City of Aliceville, estimates that construction will wrap up within two months. Final touches are currently being added to the facility, he said.

Completion is two months behind an estimate made early this year by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The BOP originally said the project would be complete in September 2011.

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Corrections Epicenters: Sweet Home Alabama

There are several regions across the United States that the editors of Correctional News have identified as areas that are central to the construction and operation of Correctional Facilities. In addition to Alabama, pervious profiles include the Metro Chicago area and Atlanta/North Georgia. What region do you think should be next? Send feedback to
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