Birmingham-- Alabama's prison system is currently under investigation by the Justice Department. If some big changes aren't made, the federal government could take over the prison system
One in every four dollars in Alabama's general fund budget goes to prisons. And that's growing. Al.com data reporter Alex Walsh joined WBHMâs Rachel Osier Lindley to talk about just how much Alabama spends on corrections.
For the past several months, WBHM, AL.com and the Center for Investigative Reporting have taken a closer look at Alabama's prison problems. It's all part of the Alabama Media Group's Investigative Journalism Lab.
~ Rachel Osier Lindley, May 30, 2014