“We’re at a fork in the road. We have two paths to choose from and neither one is easy. Those of us on the task force can solve it, or federal courts can do it for us. It’s our choice.”
State Sen. Cam Ward, a member of the state’s task force on prisons, is spot-on correct with his comments. Alabama and its perpetually problematic prisons system can seek widespread improvement or they can wait for Washington to pull the plug.