23, Jul 2014 - Jefferson, AL Solving prison issue will likely mean new facilities, inmate releases
The next legislative session is likely to determine whether Alabama solves its prison overcrowding issue or faces federal government intervention.
22, Jul 2014 - Jefferson, AL Ala prisons use $20.8 in OT to supplement staff
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's prison system paid $20.8 million in overtime last year, with 14 percent going to one prison. Al.com (http://bit.ly/1zkpZ6X ) reports that employees of Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Jefferson County, received about $2.9 million in overtime pay. That averages about $8,873 per employee. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kristi ...
21, Jul 2014 - Jefferson, AL EDITORIAL: Consider the danger for overworked staff
We hope Alabama’s prison system has set aside some of its scarce resources for ice packs. It keeps picking up new black eyes before the previous ones have had a chance to heal.
21, Jul 2014 - Alabama county ratepayers say sewer bankruptcy settlement too pricey
Lawyers representing ratepayers in the Jefferson County, Alabama sewer debt bankruptcy told a federal judge on Monday that the terms of a settlement are unconstitutional and will cost the ratepayers too much money in coming years. In late 2013, Jefferson County closed a $1.78 billion sewer bond deal to end what had been the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy prior to Detroit's. The ratepayers ...
04, Apr 2014 - Jefferson, AL Alabama is 'dumb on crime': Justice officials offer revealing portrait of prisons
Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Teresa Pulliam and Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas addressed the state's prison during a Christian prison ministry conference Saturday morning in the basement of Gardendale's First Baptist Church.
28, Mar 2012 - Jeremiah Korfe writes new song for Paige Duke from 'Sweet Home Alabama' - Worldnews.com
One result was that Jefferson County, containing Birmingham's industrial ... After 1972, the state's white voters shifted much of their support to Republican candidates in presidential elections (as also occurred in neighboring southern states).