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Authorities Search for Alabama Inmate Accused of Escape

Source: ADOC Authorities are searching for an inmate they say escaped from a work-release center. The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement that officers are searching for 37-year-old Javarus Deon Ridgeway. They say he left the Atmore work release facility in Escambia County around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities are asking anyone with information on Ridgeway’s whereabouts to contact…

Senate Sends Prison Bill to Conference Committee

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s $800 million prison construction plan is headed to a conference committee as the clock winds down on the legislative session. State senators voted 28-5 Tuesday night to send the bill to a conference committee. Bentley is trying to win approval of the plan before the session ends Wednesday. Bentley is seeking to borrow $800 million to…