The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with an Alabama death row inmate wants to be put to death by nitrogen hypoxia when he is ultimately executed.
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The search has ended for an inmate who escaped from the Elba Work Release Center who was sentenced for theft of property in Pike County.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is taking control of prison litigation away from the Department of Corrections and moving it to his office in their latest public disagreement.
An Alabama prison finance authority has increased what the state can spend on building a new 4,000-inmate prison in Elmore County.
The Alabama prison system is raising salaries for correctional officers — increasing starting pay to more than $50,000 annually — in an effort to lure workers and address an ongoing staff shortage.
An internal review of Alabama’s execution procedures is complete and the state will resume lethal injections, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday.
The head of Alabama’s prison system says staffing remains “the number one issue” and is looking to a combination of outsourcing and pay and benefit changes to increase the number of officers.
The prison system has lost more than 500 security staff employees over the last 18 months, according to court filings.
Alabama has changed death penalty procedures to give the prison system more time to carry out executions.
On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced new rules for prison “good time” incentives that allow some inmates to shorten their prison stays based on their behavior.