Miss USA 2020 Visits Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Thursday

Alabama News Network was personally invited to join Miss USA 2020, Asya Branch, the first black Miss Mississippi USA, on her visit to Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka on Thursday. The Mississippi native spoke to the inmates about her personal journey to how she got to where she is now, including her father being in prison for 10 years….

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…