More Problems For Alabama Prisons
It appears that a federal judge desires more information before giving his approval of a proposed settlement between the Alabama prison system and incarcerated prisoners with disabilities.The State of Alabama has agreed to change the manner inmates with disabilities are treated and housed.
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on last week instructed lawyers to submit details of the plan. Thompson also indicated that he wanted the submissions by April 13th. There is a scheduled hearing for April 15th.
The state has agreed to make inmate housing compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure that inmates have access to programs and facilities. This settlement noted Governor Bentley's plan to construct four new prisons. This move will have to be approved by state lawmakers.