Alabama prison commissioner resigns as governor blocks female chain gangs

May 1996
Jet;05/13/96, Vol. 89 Issue 26, p18
Reports that Alabama prison commissioner Ron Jones has resigned after Governor Fob James' blocked his plan to implement female chain gangs. Praises for Jones' previous policy.


Related Articles

  • Back on the chain gang. Leland, John; Smith, Vern E. // Newsweek;5/15/1995, Vol. 125 Issue 20, p58 

    Reports that Limestone Correctional Facility in Alabama became in May 1995 the first United States prison to institute chain gangs in 30 years. Republican Governor Fob James' campaign pledge to crack down on prisoners; Comment by State Prison Commissioner Ron Jones; Remarks by prisoners.

  • Ala. gov. fires commissioner. Clayton, Susan // Corrections Today;Jun96, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p22 

    Reports Alabama Governor Fob James' dismissal of state Prison Commissioner Ron Jones after the latter announce his plans to include female inmates in chain gangs. Jones' return to his previous job as warden of a prison near Montgomery.

  • Alabama restores inmate education.  // Community College Week;09/08/97, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p2 

    Reports on the reaction of lawmakers in Montgomery, Alabama, to the proposal of Governor Fob James, for the elimination of prisoner education programs. Effect of the proposal on the J.F. Ingram State Technical College in Deatsville; Estimated spendings yearly in prisoner education.

  • Ala. chain gangs banned. Clayton, Susan // Corrections Today;Aug96, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p20 

    Reports on the agreement between Alabama Governor Fob James and state prison officials and inmates lawyers that makes it mandatory for the Department of Corrections to stop chaining inmates together.

  • Governor halts education tirade.  // Community College Week;12/15/97, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p7 

    States that Alabama Governor Fob James has turned down the volume on his once-loud criticism of Alabama's higher education institutions. Criticism of the governor on the state's colleges; Task force proposed by James; Groups that were hired by the schools in retaliation.

  • Alabama. Molis, Jim // Bond Buyer;09/18/97, Vol. 321 Issue 30233, p27 

    Reports on Alabama Governor Fob James Jr.'s signing of the $3.7 billion education budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 1997.

  • Evolutionary idea.  // Teacher Magazine;May/Jun96, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p10 

    Focuses on Alabama Governor Fob James Jr.'s announcement that he had spent state money on 900 copies of the book `Darwin on Trial' and sent one to every public school teacher in the state.

  • Alabama governor drops defense of school prayer law.  // Church & State;May97, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p3 

    Reports that Alabama Governor Forrest `Fob' James has ordered State Attorney General William Pryor not to appeal a federal court decision striking down a prayer law from state schools. Remarks on ruling.

  • States turn up heat in debate over paddlings. Harp, Lonnie; Miller, Laura // Education Week;9/6/95, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1 

    Reports on Alabama Governor Fob James Jr.'s signing into law a bill that promises school board support to Alabama teachers if they are taken to court for spanking students. Renewal of debate over the merits of paddling students for disciplinary infractions in school; Expansion of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics