By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama Department of Corrections is opening bidding for a team to oversee a comprehensive plan to improve the state’s corrections infrastructure — just months after the department’s own plan to build four new mega-prisons, dubbed the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative, died in the final days of the legislative session.
The request for qualifications seeks a “project management team” to oversee the development of a comprehensive plan to renovate existing ADOC prison and potentially build new facilities in the future. The request also calls for the team to plan renovations to existing mental health facilities or plan construction of new facilities that will be required as part of a settlement in the mental health lawsuit facing the state’s prison system.