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Uproar: Alabama governor to lease prisons, despite criticism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she plans to sign agreements Monday for two privately built prisons, despite lawmakers' complaints about the pricetag and lack of public transparency and warnings from advocacy groups that such prisons won't address chronic violence and severe staffing woes.

Sex offender attacks another resident at McNeil Island

OLYMPIA – A resident at the state’s Special Commitment Center for sex offenders who once gained notoriety for trying to kill Kevin Coe now faces the prospect of life imprisonment for attacking another resident at the McNeil Island facility.

Idaho inmates settle prison lawsuit

A potential class-action lawsuit against the nation’s largest private prison company over allegations of violence at the Idaho Correctional Center has been settled in federal court.