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State prisons not accepting new inmates
News Staff Report Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced this week that, effective immediately, the department is placing a 30-day moratorium on new intakes from county jails. The restriction includes, but is not limited to, new commitments, court returns, and parolees and probationers who are revoked or sanctioned to a dunk (a sentence of usually three days in jail, ordered by a probation or parole officer for a technical violation).…
Fountain officer arrested on contraband charges
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Four people, including a Brewton man who worked as an officer at Fountain Correctional Facility, were arrested recently by Alabama Department of Corrections investigators on charges of promoting prison contraband. According to a press release issued by state corrections officials, Correctional Officer Tarrence Dramon Tolbert, 39, of Brewton, was arrested February 24 after an ADOC Law Enforcement Services Division agent investigated an allegation of…
Execution set for accomplice in police killings
News Staff Report Death row inmate Nathaniel Woods, convicted as an accomplice in the 2004 slaying of three Birmingham police officers and the wounding of a fourth, is scheduled for execution this Thursday, March 5, at Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore. According to a posting on the Equal Justice Initiative website, there remain numerous questions regarding the execution. Among those are that the conviction of Woods, whose court-appointed attorney abandoned…
Holman shutdown
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Last week’s announcement by state prison officials — that the planned “decommissioning” of Holman Correctional Facility has been expedited by serious maintenance issues — has generated general concern that the Holman closure is the first step in shutting down the twin prison complexes just outside Atmore, where more than 250 area residents work. But a ranking state senator said there’s no need for concern,…
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Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced Wednesday (Jan. 29) that they have begun the process of closing significant portions of Holman Correctional Facility and relocating the inmates who will be left there. According to WKRG-TV, ADOC Commissioner Jeff Dunn revealed plans to close parts of the maximum-security facility. Dunn said that to ensure the ongoing safety and security of correctional staff, inmates and public, Holman’s main facility will close due…