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Sweep of Dallas Co. Jail Uncovers Contraband

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff Office is stepping up security at the county jail — after a random security sweep uncovers a bunch of illegal contraband at the facility. Sheriff Mike Granthum says weapons — drugs — and other illegal contraband were found Friday during the sweep. Granthum says the policies that are in place to…

Alabama Prison Guard Faces Contraband Charges

An Alabama prison guard has been arrested and charged with trying to smuggle illegal items into a prison. The Alabama Corrections Department said in a news release Thursday that an officer at the Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore was arrested Thursday. Thirty-four-year-old Tony Williams of Frisco City was also charged with use of office for personal gain. The department said…

Holman Prison on Lockdown;Cellphones and Knives Found

Officials with the Alabama Department of Corrections report that the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore is still locked-down after prisoners assaulted and stabbed a correctional officer and the prison warden during a disturbance that began at 9:15 p.m. on March 11 and ended the following morning. Three Correctional Emergency Response Teams and corrections officers were able to bring…