Department of Corrections

An officer with a pair of handcuffs.

Alabama Corrections expects final price tag on new prison in two months

BY: - June 28, 2023

The commissioner of the Department of Corrections (DOC) told the Joint Prison Oversight Committee Tuesday that he expected a final price tag on a new Elmore County prison in the next two months. Three months after legislators learned the prison could be $350 million more than what they expected, John Hamm said the construction company […]

Bars in a prison. A staircase can be seen behind them.

Bill stopping parole for people charged with new crime makes it through committee

BY: - April 7, 2023

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit prison inmates who face criminal charges from becoming eligible for parole. HB 131, sponsored by Rep. Wes Kitchens, R-Arab, would forbid parole consideration for any incarcerated person charged with a new federal, state, or local crime with a prison sentence of at least six […]

Alabama legislator seeks to reduce good time incentives for prison inmates

BY: - February 13, 2023

An Alabama legislator has filed a bill that would reduce the amount of time reductions an incarcerated person can receive for good behavior. The bill, sponsored by Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, would significantly limit the amount of time inmates would earn for following rules and regulations. Messages seeking comment were left with Weaver on Friday […]