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Editorial: Alabama uses COVID-19 funds for prisons


Alabama has decided to use $400 million in federal COVID relief money for prisons.

Yes, you read that correctly. 


Inmates resting in a dorm in Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County. Staton is one of the prisons that will close when after the state builds two 4,000-bed prisons.

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or