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Lowndes Co. Residents Speak Out About DOJ Investigation

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Lowndes County residents are speaking out about the investigation the U. S. Justice Department has launched into longstanding wastewater and sewage problems in the county. Flora Yeldon of Hayneville says she’s been dealing with wastewater and sewage issues at her home for years. “Boo-boo would come in my sink — my tub — all over…

Alabama Prison System Turns Over Documents to Justice Department

Alabama has turned over more documents to the Department of Justice as it continues its investigation of the state prison system. Justice Department lawyers wrote in a Thursday court filing that Alabama turned over requested documents in an ongoing investigation related to allegations of use excessive force and abuse by prison staff. The department had gone to court to enforce…

Fed’s Report Condemning Alabama Prisons: State Vows Action

After the U.S. Department of Justice condemned Alabama prisons for excessive violence and inmate deaths, state officials say they are turning to the enormous task of addressing the problems. The Department of Justice reports the state must take immediate, long-term steps to address understaffing, violence and other problems – or face a federal lawsuit. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey responds that…

Government Seeks to Dismiss Alabama Lawsuit Over Census

The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss Alabama’s lawsuit seeking to exclude people living in the country illegally from 2020 U.S. Census counts. A federal judge on Wednesday gave Alabama until Jan. 25 to respond to the request. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers wrote in a court filing last week that Alabama’s claim that it could lose a…