Alabama Senate Democrats respond to Thompson’s ruling

June 29, 2017

By Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus called on the Alabama Department of Corrections and fellow lawmakers to “finally deal with the State’s prison problem.”

The statement comes after US District Judge Myron Thompson ruled that mental healthcare in ADOC’s facilities was “horrendously inadequate.”

Thompson called on lawmakers to find a “immediate and long-term” fix for the mental healthcare problem. He has not yet set a deadline for Alabama to address the problem.
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Bentley Wants His Prisons

May 10, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In an Op-Ed at al.com, Gov. Robert Bentley signaled, that he may call a Special Session to try, once again, to pass an $800 million prison construction project. Bentley said, the massive spending project failed because, “We simply ran out of time in this Regular Legislative Session to finally address Alabama’s prison overcrowding problem.” He also wrote, “That legislation failed in the final minutes of this session. But that doesn’t mean we won’t reach that goal.”
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