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Gov. Bentley’s Prison Plan to be Decided On in Session’s Final Day

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s $800 million prison construction proposal will be decided on the final day of the 2016 legislative session. A conference committee will meet Wednesday to try to reconcile differences in House and Senate bills. Bentley is seeking to borrow $800 million to build three new mega-prisons for men – housing up to 4,000 inmates each – and…

Gov. Bentley’s $800 Million Prison Project Closer to Being Finalized

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s proposed $800 million prison construction project cleared a major hurdle Thursday, after a committee approved the bill along with a proposed $13 increase in auto title fees as a funding source. The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee voted 7-4 for a revised bill authorizing an $800 million bond issue to build four new prisons…