Prison Overcrowing

Bentley Pushed Prison Plan in State of the State Address

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley used his State of the State address to push for his $800 million prison construction plan, saying overcrowding and understaffing had proven a “deadly combination” within prison walls. The governor is proposing an $800 million bond issue to build four new prisons and close most existing facilities. Speaking on the first day of the legislative session…