The Alabama Department of Corrections

Inmate is Accused of Escaping from Work Release Facility

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate they say escaped from a Childersburg facility. The Alabama Department of Corrections says Donald Edward Graham Jr. escaped from the Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center on Tuesday. Graham was serving time on charges of distribution of a controlled substance and burglary. Graham was last seen wearing a red and blue…

Alabama: Nearly Finished With Nitrogen Gas Execution System

Alabama says it has nearly finished building a system to use nitrogen gas to carry out death sentences. The information was disclosed in a Tuesday court filing. Lawyers for the state wrote that the Alabama Department of Corrections is nearing completion of the initial physical build for the nitrogen hypoxia system. The state indicated that the next step will be…

FBI Launches Probe After Alabama Inmate Activist Injured

                 (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three Alabama correctional officers are on leave as the FBI helps to investigate a prison altercation that hospitalized two officers and two inmates, including a well-known prison rights activist, the state prison system said Monday. The Alabama Department of Corrections said the incident occurred…

The First COVID-19 Cases at Correctional Facilities in Alabama Are Confirmed

The Alabama Department of Corrections has confirmed three COVID-19 cases today.  Two inmates incarcerated at St. Clair Correctional Facility and one inmate at Bullock Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first verified COVID-19 cases among ADOC’s inmate population. One of these positive cases is potentially the ADOC’s first COVID-19-related death. The patient had been terminally ill and receiving…