MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey blamed crumbling buildings and infrastructure for the state’s prison problems as she prepares to call lawmakers back to Montgomery for a special session on prison construction.
Ivey said Tuesday that prison infrastructure is the main issue contributing to the problems.
Ivey is calling a special session next week for lawmakers to vote on a $1.3 billion prison construction plan.
Some lawmakers and advocacy groups have argued new buildings will not fix the issues.
Ivey has not said if issues other than construction will be in the call.