Southeastern States

Alabama Surrounded by Cases in E-Coli Outbreak

No cases in Alabama

All of the states that surround Alabama have had e-coli cases reported from an outbreak apparently caused by infected chopped beef. The CDC is tracking the reported cases:   From the CDC:   A total of 177 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from 10 states. Twenty-one people have been hospitalized. No cases…

Lots of People on Community Supervision in U.S.

Alabama's rate is higher than most area states.

Alabama has among the highest rates of people on probation and community supervision compared to all but one of the states surrounding us. Florida’s rate is even higher. The Pew Charitable Trust ranks Alabama as having higher rates than Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi. Probation and parole rates grew nationally by triple digits in the years between 1980 and 2016, mostly…