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Lawmakers raise concerns, delay prison healthcare contract

Feb. 02, 2023 21:19 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Members of a legislative oversight committee on Thursday raised concerns about the Alabama prison system's $1 billion inmate healthcare contract, questioning a state official about the cost, selection process and lawsuits filed against an earlier version of the company. ...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 01, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Dothan Eagle. January 28, 2023. Editorial: Let the sun shine Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her new term on a positive note, at least among a constituency concerned with improving transparency in government. The governor issued an order outlining steps to improve public...

Alabama routs Vanderbilt 101-44 for largest win over SEC foe

Jan. 31, 2023 23:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Miller scored 22 points to help No. 4 Alabama rout Vanderbilt 101-44 on Tuesday night for the Crimson Tide's largest margin of victory over an SEC opponent ever. Alabama (19-3, 9-0 SEC) shot 59% from the field and 46% from 3-point range to pull off...

About 80 inmates released with ankle monitors under new law

Jan. 31, 2023 20:15 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 80 Alabama inmates were released with ankle monitors Tuesday as a 2021 law took effect requiring inmates to spend the final few months of their prison sentence on supervised release, the Alabama Department of Corrections said. The law requires inmates...

Etienne propels Southern to 73-62 victory over Jackson State

Jan. 31, 2023 00:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bryson Etienne had 18 points to lead Southern to a 73-62 victory over Jackson State on Monday night. Etienne added five rebounds and three steals for the Jaguars (12-10, 8-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). P.J. Byrd contributed 13 points and eight...

Bates scores 15, Florida A&M defeats Alabama State 69-58

Jan. 30, 2023 23:57 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jaylen Bates had 15 points to lead Florida A&M to a 69-58 victory over Alabama State on Monday night. Bates added eight rebounds and three blocks for the Rattlers (4-16, 2-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Noah Meren and Jordan Tillmon scored 15...

Brewton helps Alcorn State hold off Grambling 63-60

Jan. 30, 2023 23:12 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Dominic Brewton scored 16 points to help Alcorn State hold off Grambling 63-60 on Monday night. Brewton shot 5 for 13 (2 for 6 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line for the Braves (10-11, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jeremiah...

Dyson sparks Bethune-Cookman to 88-77 win over Alabama A&M

Jan. 30, 2023 22:42 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dhashon Dyson scored 23 points to lead Bethune-Cookman to an 88-77 victory over Alabama A&M on Monday night. Dyson was 7-of-13 shooting, including 4 for 5 from distance, and went 5 for 7 from the free-throw line for the Wildcats (8-14, 4-5...

400 Alabama inmates to be released early under 2021 law

Jan. 30, 2023 21:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Several hundred Alabama inmates are set to be freed from prison under a 2021 sentencing law that sends prisoners to supervised release several months before their sentences are set to end. Approximately 400 inmates are scheduled to be released under the law...

Boston, Hall lead No. 1 Gamecocks past Alabama 65-52

Jan. 29, 2023 16:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Dawn Staley has “utmost confidence” in Bree Hall’s ability to knock down shots. Hall richly rewarded that faith with a career-high 18 points and four 3-pointers in No. 1 South Carolina’s 65-52 victory over Alabama on Sunday. Gamecocks star Aliyah...