Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative
The plan to transform Alabama’s Prison System offers a new vision for Corrections – a vision of increased public safety, reduced
recidivism, state-of-the-art facilities, and improved rehabilitation and re-entry programs for offenders.
The Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative
addresses longstanding, critical issues in Corrections, and provides for a more effective and efficient prison system and a safer Alabama.
View Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Assessment and Analysis.
Ingram State Technical College commencement speakers share importance of second chances
Deatsville – The value of a second chance in life was the message former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb and Alabama State University President Dr. Quinton Ross shared with Ingram State Technical College graduates during commencement ceremonies last week.
Family and friends gathered at the ISTC Draper instructional site to honor the accomplishments of 177 graduates over two days.
Second Chance Job Fair to be Held in Birmingham
Event Targeted at Those with Barriers to Employment; Workshops Also Offered
BIRMINGHAM - The Alabama Career Center System / Alabama Department of Labor, in partnership with the
City of Birmingham, the Alabama Department of Corrections, the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles,
and the Wright Way Company will host a job fair aimed to assist those who experience barriers to employment
find work on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham.
Three Suspects Arrested at State Correctional Facility
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. – Three people were arrested on Monday at the Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery County for possession of a controlled substance and attempting to smuggle contraband into the prison.
Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Martin Wilson of Fayetteville, and 21-year-old Shiane Bambinelli of Leeds, were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance.
Warden Named at Birmingham Community Based Facility
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn announced the promotion of Chadwick Crabtree to Warden I of the Birmingham Community Based Facility for women inmates.
Crabtree has been with the ADOC for 18 years, beginning his career at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest.
Warden Promoted at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women
WETUMPKA, Ala. – Alabama Department of Corrections announced the promotion of Lagreta McClain to Warden I at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka.
In 2000, McClain started her career with as a correctional officer at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.
“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to recognize someone that has worked so hard and is so deserving of a promotion,” said Deputy Commissioner of Women’s Services Wendy Williams.
William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility Donates Holiday Gifts to Cooper Green Community Center
BESSEMER, Ala. – Employees of the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer are helping to make the holiday season bright for one community in Jefferson County.
Officers and staff at the Donaldson facility spent the month of November collecting toys and other gifts that will be donated to the Birmingham Housing Authority’s Cooper Green Community Center.
ADOC Unveils Plans to Improve Correctional Officer Staffing Levels
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In a move to improve staffing in state prisons, the Alabama Department of Corrections today announced plans to optimize the department’s critical shortage of correctional officers through recruiting initiatives and repurposing facilities.
Alabama Corrections Captain; Army Guardsman Receives Soldier’s Medal
Alabama Department of Corrections Captain, Kevin J. Bishop, was presented the Soldier’s Medal by Governor Kay Ivey during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Wednesday.
Bishop, who is a staff sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard, received the award for his heroic actions on March 11, 2016, when inmates gained control of a dorm at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.
National Correctional Officers and Employees Week
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On May 5, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187-National Correctional Officers’ Week, in which he called upon officials of State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe the contributions of correctional officers and employees serving in the corrections profession.
Alabama Department of Corrections to Close Community Work Center
The Alabama Department of Corrections announced a plan to close a community work center nearby the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore that will enable the DOC to augment critical staffing shortages at the maximum security prison.
Corrections officials said the plan to close the Atmore Community Work Center which houses 240 inmates with a staff of 27 employees, will take effect by the end of this month.
Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project
The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project is a program Auburn University dedicated to bringing educational opportunities to prisoners in Alabama. The program believes it is important for the adult prison population to gain a quality education, and also to build a relationship with learning that will continue to grow for the rest of their lives.
APAEP provides access to sustained and quality educational experiences in the arts, humanities, hard sciences, and human sciences.