Commissioner Dunn

State prison system seeks money to hire more officers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s prison system on Thursday asked lawmakers for a $42 million funding increase as the state tries to comply with a federal court order to add 2,200 officers by 2022. Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn told lawmakers that the state continues to struggle with unacceptably high violence because of the combination of overcrowding, under staffing and contraband….