Corrections commissioner resigns

Montgomery Advertiser
February 10, 2006

Donal Campbell, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections resigned today, with the Department of Corrections having no comment on the departure of its leader.

Gov. Bob Riley appointed Campbell to run one of the most overcrowded prison systems in the country three years ago.

“I’m grateful for Commissioner Campbell’s commitment and service to the state of Alabama,” said Riley in a prepared statement from his office.

Riley’s proposed budget for next year ignored repeated calls from Campbell for hundreds of millions of dollars for improvements to state prisons.

Campbell supported Riley even while walking away from his post without a replacement Friday, saying “the right steps are being taken to face ... challenges and reform the system.”

----- Original Message -----
From: FIRSTLADYTMS@ aol.com
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 11:16 AM

As long as we have stupid laws on the book, we will continue to have overcrowding in Alabama's prison system. Alabama has been exposed for what it is and we must continue to do that no matter what. The struggle continues and it is up to all of us to make sure the system works correctly. People who are sick do not need to be in prison. People who are hungry do not deserve to be in prison. We have a bunch of sorry ass Legislators who stay at the bar too long and never get any work done. They are above the law. You all stay strong and keep the Faith. God is still good and always will be. Remember we reap what we sow. God is still in charge.

Roberta Franklin
Director of FMI

----- Original Message -----
From: B. Cayenne Bird
To: firstladytms@ aol.com
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 12:46 AM

"Ignorance and apathy of the people rule governments. Knowledge is power. Knowledge comes from reading newspapers,
not from getting your news from television alone"

B. Cayenne Bird
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