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Alabama Jail Shut Down Over Unsafe Conditions

BUTLER, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama jail has been shut down because of unsafe conditions. Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley tells WTOK-TV that all 23 prisoners at the jail in Butler have been moved to the Clarke County jail in Grove Hill. Choctaw County is located in west Alabama near the Mississippi line. Its jail was closed for renovations and…

ADOC Pushes for Prison Consolidation

The Alabama Department of Corrections will be pushing a proposal this legislative session to help Alabama’s prison overcrowding problem. The plan to consolidate 14 of Alabama’s 16 maximum and medium security prisons into four large state of the art regional correctional facilities is called the Alabama Prison Transformation initiative. Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn discussed the initiative with journalists who toured…

Two Dallas Co. Jail Inmates Stabbed

Authorities are investigating the stabbing of two inmates at the Dallas County Jail. District Attorney Michael Jackson says the jail was on lockdown Tuesday after the stabbings. He identified the inmates as Kenyatta Dukes and Michael Morton. Information wasn’t immediately available on the extent of their injuries and the circumstances surrounding the stabbings. ___ (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All…

UPDATE: Escaped Coosa Co. Jail Inmate and His Aide Captured in Talledega Co.

The Coosa County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an inmate escaped from the Coosa County Jail Facility in Rockford, AL on Monday, September 26 has been recaptured. His accomplice has been captured as well Jon Cameron Vincent, 22, escaped from the facility approximately 5:45 p.m., while assigned as an Inmate Worker to work Kitchen detail at the facility. Vincent was incarcerated on…

Family of Sandra Bland Receives $1.9 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

A lawyer for the family of Sandra Bland, a black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop last summer, says a $1.9 million settlement has been reached in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit. Attorney Cannon Lambert tells Houston television station KTRK the settlement includes a provision that the Waller County Jail have a 24-hour…

Elmore County Sheriffs’ Dept. Investigate Death of Female Inmate

Elmore County officials say they’re investigating the death of a woman who was found unresponsive in a jail cell. Sheriff Bill Franklin says 39-year-old Dianna Marie Layne of Pell City was found unresponsive in her cell at the Elmore County jail Wednesday morning. Authorities say she was in a cell by herself and authorities found her unresponsive when they asked…

Search Warrant Leads to Drug Bust

On Thursday, June 3, the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force and the Alexander City Police Department Special Response Group executed a search warrant at a residence in the Alexander City area. This investigation derived from a social media” terroristic threat” that had a clear message of intent to do serious physical harm to law enforcement officers. The original warrant was for seizure of…