Could COVID-19 Relief Money Be Used for Alabama Prisons?

Legislative leaders are continuing to discuss prison construction and renovation alternatives, including if pandemic relief funds can be used to offset costs or renovating and building prisons.

Key lawmakers say they expect to continue discussions this month in advance of a possible special session. Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark) and Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), the chairmen of the General Fund budget committees, said a topic under discussion is if the state can use federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.

Albritton said the state is trying to get clarity on “what can we do with the recovery money.”

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