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September 3, 2020

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Praises Governor Ivey’s Leadership in Securing
Agreement to Build Safe, Modern Prisons

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall offered praise today for Governor Kay Ivey’s leadership in forging an agreement to build three new Alabama prisons. Governor Ivey announced Thursday morning that the State has selected a developer team to begin the long-awaited prison construction project.

“Governor Ivey deserves our gratitude and praise for tackling head-on the toughest issue facing our state, replacing Alabama’s aging prisons with modern facilities that will better serve to rehabilitate the inmate population while also protecting our communities.

“Years of delays in agreeing on a plan for their replacement – coupled with ever more costly maintenance – have created the need for action on the part of the State. Taking bold action to bring about this level of positive change is an example of real leadership and Governor Ivey is to be commended.”