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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 8:34 am, Fri May 3, 2013.

With Alabama’s prisons housing almost twice as many inmates as they were designed to hold, Shoals prosecutors said, they expect state officials will order them to seek alternative sentences for more convicts.

Alternatives to prison could include court-ordered drug rehabilitation programs, work release and allowing convicts to serve their sentence outside of a penitentiary under the supervision of court officers in their community.

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1 comment:

  • GradyPayne posted at 6:27 pm on Sat, Jan 18, 2014.

    GradyPayne Posts: 1

    Why is it if the state says some one quaifies for a program that person is still in prison? maybe. you or some one else can answer that

     
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