Alabama is using COVID money to build prisons

Alabama is using COVID money to build prisons

Alabama is using COVID money to build prisons — and the governor is justifying it by attacking the government. Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) is dismissing criticisms of her new plan to use COVID relief funds to pay for more prisons.

Alabama has an incarceration rate of 938 per 100,000 people, reported the Prison Policy Project. It far surpasses the U.S. average with rates dramatically increasing over the last 40 years. The overwhelming number of people incarcerated in Alabama are Black or Hispanic.

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