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Old 07-15-2002, 06:01 PM
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State officials are considering erecting tents to house more than a thousand state convicts waiting for transfers from county facilities. Governor Siegelman's legal adviser, Ted Hosp, says tents would be a last resort if the state can't negotiate terms with counties to house the prisoners. Counties throughout Alabama sued to force the state to pick up inmates from the jails as required by state law. But Hosp said the state can't afford to pay the $2,200,000 dollar contempt fine levied by Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Williams Shashy. The judge ordered the state last month to remove the state inmates within 90 days, with a $500,000 discount if it was done in 30 days. The state has now missed the deadline, which came Sunday. If the state hasn't fully complied with his order by July 26, Shashy says he will direct the state comptroller to start writing checks to counties for what is owed for housing state inmates. Then, if state inmates are not removed within 90 days, the counties may ask to have Prison Commission Mike Haley jailed for contempt of court. The state has until July 24 to appeal Shashy's order to the Alabama Supreme Court if Shashy refuses to reconsider and amend it.

DID YOU NOTICE THE LINE THAT SAID THE PRISON COMMISSIONER COULD BE JAILED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT? SWEET IRONY, ISN'T IT?
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Old 07-15-2002, 06:59 PM
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I"d pay to see that!
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TENTS- YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
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WILL THEY HUNT FOR THIER FOOD TOO?
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The overcrowding issue in Alabama has gone from bad to critical. Hopefully the sentencing reductions for non-violent offenders will go into effect soon to lower the population and send my baby home!
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We had a major problem with over crowding years ago here in Orange County. It was a night mare. I'd rather do time in a tent than an over crowded jail.----------Ken
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Danielle,
Yes, I noticed the line that said the prison commissioner could do time, but you know it would probably be done in a Federal Minimal Security facility, still I would love to see it. He promised when appointed that he would be such a wonderful commissioner and he has not done anymore than the last one.
I wrote him a letter recently about having Danny moved so that his mom, who is elderly and in really bad health, could see and visit with him before they decide to kill him. He nor his staff had the decency to reply in anyway. To make matters worse Danny has written to him about four times in the past four months and has received nothing in response at all either. It is sickening.
I have to agree with Kconner about it being better to be in a tent than overcrowded facility. I know that in the county jail here there are so many inmates that they are sleeping on the floor and have even ran out of mattresses so that means bare floor. Concrete floors. The ground would have to be a little softer.
I too hope that this all aides in Wayne being able to come home to you sooner too. Keep the faith and keep on fighting.
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The problem with the tents is the same problem with Kilby as it is now. Since it is a classification center, all inmates are there and put together - regardless of what they are convcicted of. They are severly understaffed and often have on CO for every 200 or more inmates. For me, my greatest concern, is safety for inmates. They are in a crisis - if the put the tents up without hiring additional staff, then what good does that do? Also, if they put the tents on the yard, then what will they do about visitation? Another article I read says they are considering doing away with it. It may relieve overcrowding, but will create even more problems.
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~~~he has not done anymore than the last one~~~

Instead of getting on his case then, one should ask......has he been ALLOW too?

One could have the perfect "fit-it" program in mind, but hog tied by those that isn't seen, being it's an APPOINTED seat within the whole operation.

Any person, holding an appointment has to succome to the power and hope they can make a difference in little bits in order to stay involved. Raddle to many cages, create major waves and your GONE!

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IT SEEMS TO BE THAT WAY AT ALL PRISONS NOW.. BUTCH IS IN A PRISON BUILT IN 1939 WITH A CAPACITY OF 70 INMATES.... THEY HAVE 195 IN TWO DORMS.... THEY ARE ALWAYS IN EACH OTHER'S WAY AND ARE ILL..


MAYBE THEY WILL REALIZE THAT SO MANY OF THESE PEOPLE DO NOT NEED TO BE THERE.... AND LET THEM COME HOME... OH WELL, WISHFUL THINKING...

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i'd pay to see that too.. put his but in jail and see if things don't change that would be great...
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Danielle,
Did you see news article today that says if something is not done that they are considering stopping visitations? That will cause a prison riot quicker than anything. Hope that it doesnt happen.
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I saw that - at Stanton they've cut visitation from weekly to monthly. It is crazy.
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THEY CAN PREPARE FOR A LOT MORE PROBLEMS WITH INMATE COMPLIANCE-NOT A SMART MOVE
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