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Old 10-11-2016, 08:51 AM
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Default Senator: Prisons to be biggest issue for Alabama lawmakers in 2017

Senator: Prisons to be biggest issue for Alabama lawmakers in 2017 in wake of DOJ investigation

Alabama lawmakers next year could once again face calls to build new prisons in order to reduce overcrowding.
But this time the debate, which died last year without a construction plan in place, could be driven by a federal investigation into conditions inside the state's 14 men's prisons and the looming threat of court intervention.
"Prisons, construction or otherwise, will be the biggest issue for the 2017 regular session," said State Sen. Cam Ward, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the man who has led prison reform in the state.

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It's amazing to me that many prisons across the US have a staffing and overpopulation issue but the solution that comes up first is to build more prisons. What about improve rehabilitation, job training and educational programs, counseling, and reduce recidivism instead?
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