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Alabama Inmate Serving Life without Parole for Marengo County Murder Dies from COVID-19

Wilson Roosevelt Conner, a 47-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Marengo County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, passed away on July 17. Conner, who suffered from multiple underlying conditions including end-stage renal disease, was tested for COVID-19 on July 13 and subsequently transferred to a…

ADOC Inmate Escapes from Childersburg Community Based Facility

Johnathan Stan Smitherman/Source: ADOC An inmate has escaped from the Childersburg Community Based Facility. Alabama Department of Corrections said 38-year-old Johnathan Stan Smitherman was unaccounted for during an institutional bed roster count on the morning of July 3. Smitherman is described as 5’5″ and 130 lbs. He was last seen wearing State Issued White clothing. Smitherman is currently serving a…

New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Alabama Prison System

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) on Wednesday confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton A&I) in Hamilton, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active. The inmate, considered high-risk due to preexisting medical conditions, immediately was admitted to a local hospital…

ADOC Announces Fifth Case of COVID-19 Regarding a Bibb Correctional Institution Inmate

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has announced the fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 today.  An inmate at Bibb Correctional Institution (Bibb) in Brent Alabama has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital while under their care for a non-COVID-19 related medical condition. Prior to his transfer to the hospital, the inmate was…

ADOC Conducts Raid at Easterling Correctional Facility to Eliminate Illegal Contraband

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Tuesday announced it has completed a joint law enforcement Operation Restore Order raid to locate and eliminate illegal contraband at Easterling Correctional Facility (Easterling) in Clio. Following careful and strategic planning to ensure operational safety and success, ADOC officials launched the Restore Order mass search at 4:00 a.m. CST with support from more than…

Inmate Spared from Execution by Dementia Argument Dies on Death Row

An Alabama inmate spared from execution by questions over whether dementia had erased memories of his crime has died on death row. The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement Monday that Vernon Madison died over the weekend. He was 69. The agency said no foul play is suspected. Madison spent more than three decades on Alabama’s death row…

ADOC Closing Main Facility at Holman Prison Due to Critical Infrastructure Failures

To ensure the ongoing safety and security of correctional staff, inmates, and the public, Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Commissioner Jeff Dunn Wednesday announced accelerated plans initiated in August 2018 to close and decommission the main facility at William C. Holman Correctional Facility – one of the Department’s oldest structural facilities. The decision to accelerate the existing plan was made…

ADOC: Two Corrections Officers Placed On Leave After Inmates’ Deaths

Michael Smith & Willie Leon Scott/Source: ADOC The Alabama Department of Corrections placed two corrections officers on mandatory leave following the death of two inmates at separate facilities. ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dun said one incident on November 30, involving the alleged use of force, resulted in the death of  55-year-old Michael Smith, of Fairfield. Smith was an inmate at Ventress…

ADOC Deputy Commissioner Accepts New Position in Nevada

ADOC Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Charles Daniels has accepted a new position as Director of the Nevada Department of Corrections.  “On behalf of ADOC, congratulations to Deputy Commissioner, Charles Daniels.  The State of Alabama and Alabama Department of Corrections sincerely appreciate and thank Deputy Commissioner Daniels, for his service to our great state and wish him all the best in the…