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Selma Attorney Accused of Bringing Jailed Inmate Drugs

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma attorney finds herself on the wrong side of the law in Dallas County. Sheriff Mike Granthum says 29 year old Margaret Mitchell brought a birthday card with drugs in it — to an inmate at the county jail. Granthum says the incident was caught on camera. He says jailers recovered the cards. And…

Dallas Co. Jail Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A correctional officer at the Dallas County Jail — is attacked and stabbed by an inmate. Sheriff Mike Granthum says 18 year old Joseph Davis of Selma — is charged with attempted murder. He says Davis was in jail on a domestic violence charge. And he had to be isolated in a cell by himself…

Inmate Captured after Fleeing Community Program in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – An inmate who escaped from a community-based prison program in Mobile is back in custody. A news release from the Alabama Department of Corrections says 53-year-old Michael Lee Jones was discovered missing from a work center in the port city at 2 a.m. Tuesday. He was arrested almost nine hours later around Interstate 65, but details…

ADOC Confirms Positive Inmate Case at Kilby Correctional Facility

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) today confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Kilby Correctional Facility (Kilby) in Montgomery, Alabama, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the ninth confirmed case of COVID-19 among the inmate population, five of which remain active. The inmate, who has chronic preexisting medical conditions, was promptly admitted to a local hospital after exhibiting symptoms of…

New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Alabama Prison System

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) on Wednesday confirmed an inmate incarcerated at Hamilton Aged & Infirmed (Hamilton A&I) in Hamilton, has tested positive for COVID-19. This represents the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 among our inmate population, four (4) of which remain active. The inmate, considered high-risk due to preexisting medical conditions, immediately was admitted to a local hospital…

Inmate Spared from Execution by Dementia Argument Dies on Death Row

An Alabama inmate spared from execution by questions over whether dementia had erased memories of his crime has died on death row. The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement Monday that Vernon Madison died over the weekend. He was 69. The agency said no foul play is suspected. Madison spent more than three decades on Alabama’s death row…

Staton Correctional Facility Inmate Escapes

Alabama Department of Corrections is searching for an escaped inmate. Kevin Bradley Nelson, escaped from Staton Correctional Facility at approximately 1:30 PM on Monday, August 19th. Staton Correctional Facility is located in Elmore in Elmore County. Bradley was serving a 2-year sentence for Receiving Stolen Property. He was committed in Chilton County. If you have any information concerning the whereabouts…

Former Officer Arrested on Prison Contraband Charge

An Alabama corrections officer has been arrested on charges of accepting money to help smuggle forbidden items into a state prison. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Willie Gene McLemore, Jr. was arrested last month on charges of using his official position for financial gain. The prison system said investigators discovered evidence that McLemore had received electronic transfers…

Lawmakers Give Update on Prison Reform Efforts

State Legislatures have until next week to comply with federal demands to improve Alabama’s prison system. A bi-partisan group of lawmakers from the House and the Senate met Thursday to give an update on what they are doing to improve conditions of Alabama prisons. They said they are taking a deliberate approach, and it is likely that there will be…

Inmate Stabbed to Death in State prison

An inmate has been fatally stabbed at a state prison in Elmore County. Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said Wednesday that the stabbing happened June 9 at the Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County. Prison staff found 60-year-old Barry Tyrone Reynolds with a stab wound at approximately 2:30 a.m. in one of the prison dorms. He was taken…