Prison overcrowding proposal

New Prison Proposal (WIAT)

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370231708&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4081449&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370231708 type=script]ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) – Alabama’s prisons are running at double the capacity and that could put the state on a path to a federal lawsuit, which has lawmakers pushing for a solution.
State Representative Barbara Boyd of Anniston is pushing for the creation of a county run women’s correctional facility in Calhoun County.
Boyd hopes the facility would ease over population problems at Tutwiler prison and help rehabilitate women who are serving time for non-violent crimes.
Boyd wants to use an existing facility that has been used as an extension of the county jail in the past.
Boyd says it wouldn’t take a lot of money to bring the 60 bed facility up to federal requirements.

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