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Former ADOC Officer Trainee Sentenced to Over 11 Years for Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Terrence Dramon Tolbert, 40, of Brewton, was sentenced on June 29, to 135 months’ imprisonment for his possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on February 24, 2020. In January of 2021, Tolbert pled guilty to the charge in federal court in Mobile.

Alabama: Nearly Finished With Nitrogen Gas Execution System

Alabama says it has nearly finished building a system to use nitrogen gas to carry out death sentences. The information was disclosed in a Tuesday court filing. Lawyers for the state wrote that the Alabama Department of Corrections is nearing completion of the initial physical build for the nitrogen hypoxia system. The state indicated that the next step will be…

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against State Over Prisons

The United States Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Corrections in federal court today. The complaint alleges that the conditions at Alabama’s prisons for men violate the Constitution because the state has failed to provide adequate protection from prisoner-on-prison violence and sexual abuse, fails to provide safe and sanitary conditions,…

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…