A positive note in prison debate

December 5, 2017

By Sen. Cam Ward and Rep. Matt Fridy

The news surrounding the Alabama corrections system seems to be one negative story after another with much of the focus on the need for reform and consolidation in the system as well as higher quality of service and better outcomes.  Much of this is true and is a result of inadequate funding, not because of poor leadership or management.  In fact, we would argue that ADOC has some of the best leadership under Commissioner Jeff Dunn and his team that we have had in some time.  They are tackling the bigger problems and looking for ways to solve them in the face of many challenges.

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Bentley Reports That State Agencies Cut Their Energy Costs by $3.9 Million in 2012

July 19, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) on Thursday announced that the State of Alabama was able to cut energy costs by nearly four million dollars in 2012 at state government agencies.

The savings were found after Bentley issued a December 2011 Executive Order demanding that state facilities reduce energy consumption by 30 percent from 2005 levels.

Governor Bentley said in a written statement, “State employees are taking many steps to reduce costs and make better use of taxpayer dollars. State agencies are operating more efficiently, and our energy-saving program is making a significant difference. The savings reported today prove that we will meet and exceed our original financial target as more agencies are able to participate and additional conservation measures are implemented.”
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