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Weekend Digest- January 2, 2020
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Weekend Digest- January 2, 2020

Good afternoon. Happy Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil says that spring will come early this year. Here is your Weekend Digest for Sunday, February 2. 1. Session preview It’s that time of year again! State lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the start of the 2020 Regular Session. A state prison crisis...

Maintenance issues force portions of Holman prison to close
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Maintenance issues force portions of Holman prison to close

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Montgomery, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Corrections is closing part William C. Holman Correctional Facility because of several maintenance issues, including essential power, water and sewer services. Commissioner Jeff Dunn said plans to decommission the facility were already made in August 2018 but had to be accelerated because...

Weekend Digest- January 26, 2020
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Weekend Digest- January 26, 2020

1. Trump’s lawyers begin defense President Donald Trump’s lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House. “They’re here to...

Paroles, prisons seek more money in 2021
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Paroles, prisons seek more money in 2021

The director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles asked lawmakers Thursday for an $11 million increase from the state's General Fund in 2021, but was met with questions about how previous funding allocations have been spent, a recent decline in parole rates and his desire to close a parolee job-training facility.