Autauga Metro Jail

Prattville Man Accused of Killing His Pregnant Wife, Unborn Child Makes Court Appearance

The Prattville man accused of killing his pregnant wife and unborn child had his preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon. According to court records, Hunter James Tatum appeared remotely before District Judge Joy Pace Booth on two counts of murder. Police say they responded to a shooting in the 800 block of Sunset Court shortly after midnight Monday morning. The location is…

“Dealing With Contraband is a Daily Issue” Body Scanner Helps Contraband Efforts at Alabama Jail

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Autauga Metro Jail in Prattville is getting a new tool to fight efforts to bring contraband into the facility. The sheriff’s office is spending $125,250 for a full-body scanner for the jail. Inmates will be scanned by the machine as part of the intake process. Incoming inmates are patted down and then strip-searched as part of…

Sheriff: Inmates Making Veggie Alcohol at Autauga Metro Jail

Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger says inmates at the Autauga Metro Jail have been caught making alcohol out of fermenting vegetables. Sedinger says it was the first time he’d seen vegetables being used to make alcohol. He says the jail stopped serving inmates fruit years ago because they made wine with it. Sedinger says in a search for contraband, they…