MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAAY) - Alabama takes another step toward fixing the state’s outdated and overcrowded prison system.
Gov. Kay Ivey sent a letter to state lawmakers Friday detailing her plans to call a special session beginning Sept. 27.
The governor’s letter says the session will focus on the urgent need to deal with prison infrastructure failures.
Alabama is currently being sued by the US Department of Justice over conditions in state prisons.
The governor’s letter did not lay out any details about a legislative fix for the prison system.