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Alabama Only State to Limit Media to 1 Witness at Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will be the third state to carry out a death sentence during the COVID-19 pandemic and is the only one to limit the number of witnesses to a single reporter. The Alabama Department of Corrections says that because of COVID-19 precautions only one reporter will be allowed to witness Thursday’s lethal injection of Willie B….

2 Inmates Killed Within a Week in State Prisons

 (AP Photo/Kim Chandler, File) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two inmates were killed within a week in reported assaults in Alabama prisons. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Kenneth Gilchrist died after an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault at Donaldson Correctional Facility. The prison system said Travis Hutchins died Thursday from injuries sustained during an inmate-on-inmate assault at Bibb Correctional Facility. Kristi Simpson,…