Prison Overcrowding

Death Penalty Drug Sparks Controversy in Arkansas

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Kimberely Blackburn – Delta Digital News Service – VARNER, Ark. — The last man Arkansas plans to execute in April is not a saint. Sentenced to life for the 1998 death of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff cheerleader Dominique Hurd, Kenneth Williams escaped in 1999…

Eight 100 Million Dollar Ideas for Prison Reform in Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Stephen Cooper – Guest Column – Instead of wrapping an $800 million dollar ($1.5 billion over 30 years) albatross around the necks of Alabamians to build four new super-prisons, here are eight $100 million dollar ideas, each of which, I respectfully submit, are more efficient…

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s Prison Plan Called Misguided, Reckless

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A national best selling author, attorney and advocate for prisoners and justice in Alabama says Governor Robert Bentley’s plan to close some prisions and build more isn’t the answer for fixing the state’s broken system. Bryan Stevenson, the head of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, calls…