Derrol Shaw

Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm refers to his presentation before lawmakers during budget hearing

Alabama Corrections Commissioner: Prisons still struggling to attract staff

BY: - September 21, 2023

The head of the Alabama Department of Corrections told legislators Wednesday that the department is still struggling to fill vacant positions. Commissioner John Hamm told the Joint Prison Oversight Committee that the department has 700 to 800 vacant security positions and about 200 vacant administrative jobs. Hamm said recruiting remains a key problem for the […]

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Report: Inmate carried gun at maximum security prison in Alabama

BY: - August 24, 2023

A person incarcerated in Alabama managed to obtain a firearm and walk around the facility with little supervision from corrections officers, according to a report from Alabama Appleseed. The report, based on interviews with people incarcerated at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility near Bessemer and their loved ones, said Derrol Shaw, 35, was seen walking […]