Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, a committee meeting day: COMMITEES -Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would prohibit a judge from imposing a death sentence in a capital murder case if the jury recommended life in prison without parole. Goes to Senate. -Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to provide a 180-day moratorium on foreclosures on some types of home loans. Goes to Senate. -Senate Confirmations Committee delayed consideration of the
Montgomery, Alabama – There is a little good news for the unemployed in Alabama. Because of the federal economic stimulus package, unemployment compensation checks will include an additional $25 beginning by the end of this month.
About70,000 Alabamians could receive the extra money in their unemployment compensation checks.
Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A human rights group has filed suit alleging there's rampant violence, overcrowding and inhumane conditions at Alabama's Donaldson prison near Birmingham. The Southern Center for Human Rights filed the federal class-action lawsuit Thursday claiming Donaldson prison is so overcrowded that three inmates are crammed into cells measuring only 8 by 12 feet. The suit says the roof leaks and the prison smells of human waste. It outlines a dozen incidents of major violence such as