June 1 Deadline Approaching for Alabama Prison Plan
Alabama lawmakers see the possibility of a special session on prison construction this summer as Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan to rent prisons from private companies has been hit by setbacks.
The lease plan faces a June 1 deadline for the companies to secure financing, after which the state or the companies can back out of the deal.
House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said lawmakers are working on a Plan B in which lawmakers would consider a bond issue to build new state-owned prisons.
The Alabama Department of Corrections said last year shortly after the lawsuit was filed that the lawsuit fails to recognize the progress being made.
A spokeswoman for Ivey said the idea of a special session is only a hypothetical.
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