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Report: Maryland AG hiring Alabama attorney getting millions in Alabama corrections contracts

BY: - September 5, 2023

Butler Snow attorney William Lunsford, who has gotten nearly $15 million in legal services contracts with the Alabama Department of Corrections, has been retained by the Maryland attorney general over issues in the Baltimore jail’s health system. The Baltimore Banner reports Lunsford was retained amid accusations from the ACLU that the Maryland attorney general had […]

Contract Review Committee approves $7.7 million in legal contracts for DOC

BY: - June 2, 2023

The Department of Corrections will continue to work with an attorney who some legislators have criticized for potential conflicts of interest over a prison health contract. Members of the Contract Review Committee Thursday approved three legal contracts between the Alabama Department of Corrections and William R. Lunsford of Butler Snow, LLP, totaling roughly $7.68 million. […]

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

Corrections faces tough questions during budget hearing

BY: - February 23, 2023

The head of the state’s prison system faced tough questions from legislators Wednesday as he asked for a $122 million increase in for the next fiscal year. Democrats and Republicans grilled Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm for over an hour on problems in the system, a $1 billion health care contract, and other […]

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Contract review committee delays Department of Corrections health care contract

BY: - February 7, 2023

Legislators on the Contract Review Committee Thursday balked at the Department of Corrections’ most recent health care contract for inmates in the system. The committee voted to delay implementation of the contract amid concerns about the proposal, ranging from the $1 billion price tag to concerns about the selection process to accusations of conflicts of […]