After Damning Report, Alabama House Approves $40M Prison Budget Increase

Governing: The Alabama House of Representatives approved a General Fund budget today with a $40 million increase for the state's troubled prison system.

Gov. Kay Ivey had requested the increase before last week's Department of Justice report alleging unconstitutional conditions in men's prisons in Alabama. But the money will be applied to one of the key causes cited by the DOJ.

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