Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is planning to call a special legislative session on prisons in the New Year.
Bentley says the special session will be isolated within next year’s regular legislative session as a way to compel lawmakers to focus on building new prisons.
The governor discussed his plans for the special session yesterday, but did not release any details on the package of bills he wants lawmakers to discuss.
Alabama's prisons are badly overcrowded. Bentley asked legislators to fund the construction of new prisons this year, but the legislation failed.