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Church, Corrections Split $110 Thousand

By Alabama Public Radio

Bessemer, AL – A church and the state corrections system will have to split more than 110 thousand dollars. Officers from Donaldson prison in Jefferson County found the money at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church while they were conducting training exercises in February of last year. The money was in a pickle jar. Prison guards immediately claimed the money, but church deacons also claimed ownership because it was found on church property. Circuit Judge Mac Parsons ruled the prison will get 85-thousand dollars and the Mud Creek Baptist Association will receive the rest. Church deacons say their share will be given to 20 congregations in the association.

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