Saturday, August 1, 2015

Why Is the State Housing These Prisoners?

Our state is cash strapped, especially our prison system. Yet, for whatever reason, those individuals sentenced to both state and federal time must do their state time first. Why?

There's no real parole in federal prison, so sentences are usually at least 85% of total time. Sentenced to 10 years? Do 8 years and 6 months. Sentenced to 10 years in state prison and you may do as little as 15 months.

The state is currently housing Matthew and Patricia Ayers who each have a life sentence. The couple also have federal sentences that total hundreds of years. In other words, they would never leave the federal lock-up, so why is Alabama housing them, feeding them, providing them with medical treatment?


Did you know it can possibly be a felony for a state inmate to have a Facebook account? Many do; remember Gary Baskins and his infamous prison pics?

The DOC has asked anyone spotting a page belonging to an inmate to report it immediately. As we write this, there are currently two escaped inmates on the loose, presumably still in south Alabama. We don't want to encourage any more.


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