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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…

Alabama Prison Construction Plan Inches Forward

Alabama’s governor is asking four companies to submit bids for building new state prisons. Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that four developer teams have qualified for the next stage of the bid process. Ivey’s press office said the firms are The GEO Group, Corvias, CoreCivic and Alabama Prison Transformation Partners. GEO and CoreCivic are two large private prison companies. Alabama…

Inmate Found Dead Inside Holman Prison

Ricky Gilland (Source: ADOC) The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at William C. Holman Correctional Facility. ADOC officials say that on the morning of October 18, correctional officers found 46-year-old Ricky Gilland of Vinemont unresponsive in his cell. Gilland was later pronounced dead by medical staff. No foul play is suspected at this time….

ADOC Graduates 90 New Basic Correctional Officers

The state of Alabama has 90 new basic correctional officers, one of the largest the program has seen since it’s beginning. A graduation was held Thursday at the Alabama Criminal Justice Academy Training Center in Selma. The officers took part in a six-week training program, and are now ADOC-certified. The basic correctional officers have a shorter training period than correctional…

Prison System Graduates New Class of Correctional Officers

The Alabama Department of Corrections is hiring a new category of corrections officer as the state tries to address a prison staffing shortage. Sixty-one basic correctional officers will graduate Friday from the Alabama Corrections Academy in Selma. The prison system created the new position of basic officer this year to speed the hiring of security staff. The program has easier…

ADOC: Escaped Inmate Recaptured in Wetumpka

Charles Marlin Harris III (Source: ADOC) The inmate, who escaped while working his assigned job in Montgomery, has been found. Charles Marlin Harris III was recaptured Thursday afternoon just before 3:00 P.M. in Wetumpka. Harris was convicted in May 2018 for possessing an firearm with an altered identification number. Additional charges are pending. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: adoc, Charles Marlin…