Dept. of Corrections

Alabama executes man for 1997 quadruple killing

Alabama has executed a man for a quadruple killing in 1997 that followed a dispute over the use of a pickup truck. Authorities say 41-year-old Michael Brandon Samra was given a lethal injection Thursday evening at the state prison in Atmore. Officials did not immediately release a time of death. Samra and friend Mark Duke were convicted of killing Duke’s…

State Prison Search for Contraband

Multiple agencies are involved.

State Prison officials have launched a sweep of the entire St. Clair Correctional Facility to find contraband materials. Several state agencies are involved in the operation. 300 Law Enforcement agents are taking part.   “Illegal contraband brought into our facilities poses a significant threat to the safety and well being of our correctional staff and it compromises public safety as a whole,” said Corrections…