Alabama prisons house 11,982 more inmates than the system and its facilities are designed to hold.
Last year the state raided a trust fund to put more cash into the state prison system (among other items in the General Fund).
Editorial: Dig deep and save lives Though it would save lives, there’s no way — logistically or financially — to build enough underground storm shelters to protect everyone from tornadoes. But we can do better.
The tri-state water war began in 1990 when Georgia, Florida and Alabama could not resolve the question of how much water Georgia could take from lakes Lanier and Allatoona, which are federal reservoirs in the Peach State.