Senate Judiciary Committee to debate Gov. Bentley’s prison construction plan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Governor Robert Bentley’s prison construction plan will get its first test in the Alabama Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee will debate the proposal.

Bentley is proposing an $800 million bond issue to finance the construction of three new prisons.

His proposal is expected to face tough questions from lawmakers regarding the cost of the project.

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