By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, it was announced that the controversial prison construction plan as well as Senate redistricting will be before the House today as time runs out on the 2017, Legislative Session.
The prison plan, SB59, is sponsored by state Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster). Sen. Ward insists that borrowing $845 million to build four new mega prisons is the best option for the troubled Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC). Alabama has the most overcrowded prison system in the country.