Deaths prompt investigation

Mitigation of inmate-on-inmate violence & excessive force is key

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Commissioner, Jeff Dunn today announced immediate actions he is taking to significantly mitigate violence in Alabama’s correctional facilities. An internal task force has been established to examine inmate-on-inmate violence as well as alleged excessive use of force by staff. This comes as a result of recent deaths.

Commissioner Dunn has directed the task force to assess measures including “Tactics and Techniques” reinforcement training programs, health and wellness interventions for correctional officers and staff, additional inmate rehabilitation...