Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday held talks with Republican legislative leaders to explore achievable designs for Alabama prisons immediately after a agreement approach to lease 3 new services unsuccessful before this month. 

“No choices have been produced today this was merely an prospect for an update on exactly where we are and what needs to occur, heading ahead with regard to increasing our prison infrastructure,” Ivey mentioned in a statement. “We agreed there requires to be lots of conversations held above the coming weeks which would include things like more legislators and stakeholders. Additional than everything, while, there was a robust consensus that we must locate a resolution to this very long-neglected problem that has plagued our condition for so prolonged.”

Ivey fulfilled with Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed, Speaker Mac McCutcheon, Sen. Greg Albritton, Rep. Steve Clouse and Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn. Democratic leaders ended up not invited, Property Minority Leader Anthony Daniels explained. 

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In an emailed statement, McCutcheon explained the conference would be the first of a lot of on the concern. 

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon speaks as the Alabama legislature holds its annual military appreciation day outside of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday March 9, 2021.

“I believe yesterday’s assembly with Gov. Ivey was a effective a single that allowed the govt and legislative branches to coordinate our state’s hard work to tackle critical issues in the jail procedure,” McCutcheon said. “All of us understand the value of bringing the corrections procedure in compliance with federal court orders, and absolutely everyone included is dedicated to reaching that goal in a swift and well timed fashion that offers whole accountability to the citizens we find to provide.”