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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…

Alabama Gets Full Custody of Death Row Inmate; Plans to Execute Inmate Thursday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the U.S. will give Alabama full custody of a convicted package bomber who killed a federal judge so the state can execute him on Thursday. In a Monday court filing, the Justice Department said it would waive its right to custody of Walter Leroy Moody, Jr. The filing came after Moody argued he should be…

The Search For An Escaped Coosa County Inmate Continues

The search continues for a man who escaped from the Coosa County jail.  Authorities say Shane Vernon escaped Sunday afternoon after noticing a door wasn’t secure. Vernon is now also wanted for committing a string of other crimes, including kidnapping a Wetumpka man before abandoning him in Georgia. Not long after his escape Sunday afternoon, authorities say Vernon broke into…

Mistaken Release of Alabama Inmate Under Review

Alabama prison officials say a fake court document may have been behind the mistaken release of a state inmate from a county jail. A spokesman says 37-year-old inmate Bobby Campbell Jr., who was serving time for the second-degree rape of a 13-year-old in 2004, was transferred to the Barbour County Jail from Fountain prison in November based on a supposed…