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Alabama Department of Corrections Says They Will be Staffed by 2022 Deadline

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama told a federal judge that it is optimistic that it can adequately staff state prisons by a 2022 deadline despite slow progress in hiring. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson asked the state to explain how it planned to meet the court order to add about 2,000 officers in the next two years….

Alabama Prison COVID-19 Cases Rise, Another Death Reported

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system said Friday that a third inmate has died after testing positive for COVID-19 as the number of cases among inmates and staff continued to rise. Clarence Shepherd, an 80-year-old inmate at St. Clair Correctional Facility died Friday after testing positive for coronavirus, the Alabam Department of Corrections reported. The prison system said…

Morgan County Inmate Has Escaped

Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has reported that an inmate who was held at North Alabama Community Based Facility in Decatur, Al escaped. The inmate, Michael Kimbrough was last seen wearing a black tank top with black jeans. He is 6’3, has brown hair, blue eyes, and weighs 205 pounds. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this…

Elmore Correctional Facility Inmate Dies After Assault

Jamaal King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama prison system reported that an inmate died after being assaulted by another inmate. A spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said Jamaal King, a 34-year-old inmate at Elmore Correctional Facility, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault. The prison system said in a statement that it condemns all…

ADOC Reports 2 More Staff Members Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Two more Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Via self-reporting, ADOC was informed that a staff member at Camden Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Camden, Alabama, and another staff member employed at Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Birmingham, Alabama have tested positive for COVID-19. These two individuals have self-quarantined under the…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Next Step in Building New State Prisons

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections have announced the submission of proposals in an effort to improve Alabama’s prisons. In a statement, the Governor’s Office says the following developer teams each submitted a proposal to build at least two new men’s prisons: Alabama Prison Transformation Partners (Star America; BL Harbert International; Butler-Cohen; Arrington Watkins Architects; and Johnson…

ADOC Confirms Positive Inmate Case at Kilby Correctional Facility

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the ninth confirmed case of COVID-19 among the inmate population, five of which remain active. The inmate, who has chronic preexisting medical conditions, was promptly admitted to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of…

An Easterling Inmate Has Tested Positive For COVID-19 Making it the Sixth Confirmed Case

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed that an Easterling inmate in Clio, Alabama has tested positive for COVID-19 making it the sixth confirmed case among the inmate population. The inmate tested positive at a local hospital where he currently remains. He was receiving care for advanced, non-COVID-19 related medical conditions that were considered critical prior to his COVID-19 diagnosis….

ADOC Confirms than an Employee at Ventress Correctional Facility Self Reports Positive Covid-19 Test

An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) employee has come forth after learning that they tested positive for Covid-19. ADOC was informed on April 24 through a self-report that an employee at Ventress Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is now self quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider. After the completion of appropriate follow-up interviews, ADOC’s…

Inmate at Elba Community Based Facility Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has confirmed today that an inmate at Elba Community Based Facility (Elba) in Elba, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the fourth confirmed and third active case of COVID-19 among the inmate population. Following the results of the positive test, the inmate was relocated to Easterling Correctional Facility and placed in an…