Things have gotten better for women in Alabama who give birth while incarcerated, but health professionals and childbirth specialists say more still needs to happen. Measures as simple as getting an accurate record of how many pregnant women are in all of Alabama’s jails and prisons is something that Alabama Prison Birth Project Director Ashley Lovell wants to see.
Even though the 2019-2020 school year just began, officials at the Alabama Department of Education are already discussing their education budget proposals for the fiscal year 2021. State Superintendent Eric Mackey told reporters that the main goal for this budget proposal is to get more money into classrooms.
21 Alabama hospitals have filed a civil lawsuit in Conecuh County Circuit Court against the manufacturers, distributors and retailors of opioid-based drugs. The hospitals are alleging negligence, fraud and civil conspiracy by the defendants, which include Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, and more than 40 other companies and individuals involved in the production and sale of opioids.
New Alabama Board Pardons and Paroles director Charlie Graddick said it will take weeks for the board to resume parole hearings after they were postponed last week amid claims that prior leadership was not complying with victim notification standards.