Some Female Inmates Are Coming Back

Montgomery, AL – The state prison system is bringing some of its inmates back home. The Department of Corrections sent 309 female inmates to a private facility in Louisiana last spring. The state was trying to ease overcrowded conditions in Alabama prisons. But about 30 percent of the women prisoners who were transferred may get released under Governor Bob Riley's effort to streamline the parole process. The state legislature recently approved the governor's plan to expand the state parole board. The governor says that will speed up the process of granting parole to nonviolent prisoners. Corrections officials say the transfers from Louisiana back to Alabama should be finished by November seventh.