MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a contract to build a new state prison, part of a $1.3 billion construction plan partly using pandemic relief funds. But officials haven’t released many of the details.
A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the state signed a contract with Caddell Construction Co. for construction of a specialized men’s prison facility in Elmore County that will provide enhanced medical and mental health services.
The Alabama Department of Corrections on Wednesday declined to release a copy of the contract, saying it first needed to be redacted.
Alabama lawmakers this fall approved a $1.3 billion prison construction plan that will use $400 million from the state’s share of American Rescue Plan funds to help pay for the construction.