ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) -- Local leaders are campaigning for creation of a new state women's correctional facility in Calhoun County.
The Anniston Star reports that that a new women's prison could curb overcrowding, and possibly help avert a lawsuit involving the Tutwiler Prison for Women. The full article can be seen here; http://bit.ly/17MEYLJ.
State Rep. Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston, has long been an advocate of closure of Tutwiler, the state's only maximum-security prison for women.
Tutwiler, which also serves as Alabama's receiving unit for female inmates, houses not just violent, maximum security inmates but also many women imprisoned for nonviolent crimes. Allegations of sexual abuse at Tutwiler -- and a federal investigation into those claims -- have moved the prison to the political front-burner.
Boyd has long advocated for the creation of a system of lower-security facilities around Alabama, to house nonviolent female offenders.
Polling Place Distirct 1A
WALTON PARK RECREATION CENTER - 122 WALTON PARK DRIVE
Polling Place District 1B
ANDREW BELLE COMMUNITY CENTER - 1270 LAKE STREET
Polling Place District 2A
ROY DRIGGERS BUILDING (CIVIC CENTER) - 126 N. ST. ANDREWS STREET
Polling Place District 2B
WIREGRASS RECREATION CENTER - 620 6TH AVENUE
Polling Place District 3A
HOUSTON COUNTY FARM CENTER - 1701 E. COTTONWOOD ROAD
Polling Place District 3B
NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - 1842 3RD AVENUE
Polling Place District 4A
DOTHAN UTILITIES COMPLEX - 200 KILGORE DRIVE
Polling Place District 4B
DOUG TEW RECREATION CENTER - 300 GARLAND STREET
Polling Place District 5A
WESTGATE RECREATION CENTER - 501 RECREATION ROAD
Polling Place District 5B
WESLEY MANOR RETIREMENT CENTER - 718 HONEYSUCKLE ROAD
Polling Place District 6A
VAUGHN-BLUMBER CENTER - 2715 FLYNN ROAD
Polling Place District 6B
WIREGRASS COMMONS MALL COMMUNITY ROOM - 900 COMMONS DRIVE