Alabama Contests Fines For Backlogged Inmates

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http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/NEWS/StoryAlabamaPRISON08W.htm The Alabama prison system is seeking to avoid fines for failing to comply with a court order to remove inmates from county jails. A state attorney told the state supreme court yesterday that prisoners are not liable because the legislature did not adequately fund the system, the Associated Press reports. A lawyer for county sheriffs argued that fines give state officials an incentive to follow court orders. A Montgomery County judge has ordered the state to pay $26 a day per inmate . . .

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