alabama prison problems

Lawmakers Give Update on Prison Reform Efforts

State Legislatures have until next week to comply with federal demands to improve Alabama’s prison system. A bi-partisan group of lawmakers from the House and the Senate met Thursday to give an update on what they are doing to improve conditions of Alabama prisons. They said they are taking a deliberate approach, and it is likely that there will be…

Federal Judge, Advocacy Groups Demand Change After Prison Suicides

One group is speaking out against Alabama’s prison problems. The Southern Poverty Law Center says immediate action needs to be taken to help prevent prisoner suicides. “Unfortunately, those individuals will never come back and their families will suffer forever,” Mitch McGuire says. McGuire represents families of several inmates who committed suicide in Alabama prisons. In fact, fifteen inmates committed suicide…