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Former Alabama Officer Arrested on Georgia Charge

A former Alabama prison officer is charged in an alleged sexual assault near Atlanta. The Alabama Department of Corrections says 48-year-old Matthew Lee Moore is charged with aggravated sodomy, assault with the intent to commit rape and false imprisonment in Fulton County, Georgia. Moore worked at St. Clair prison east of Birmingham since 2001. A statement from the system released…

Court Upholds Case of Man Convicted in Auburn Slayings

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man serving life without parole in the shooting deaths of two one-time Auburn University football players and a third man. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the case against Desmonte Leonard on Friday. The judges rejected defense claims including Leonard’s argument that a Lee County judge erred when he…

More Prisoners Across Alabama Join Prison Strike

Inmates at three Alabama prisons have issued unified demands after initiating a widespread work stoppage on May 1. They are protesting exploitative labor policies and horrific prison conditions caused, in part, by overcrowding; Alabama’s prisons are operating at close to 200 percent over capacity. Prison staff have attempted to suppress the civil disobedience by significantly reducing prisoners’ meal portions, a…