Governor’s Prison Reform Task Force conducts first meeting | Hot 5

  • Published: July 29, 2019
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    1. Governor’s Prison Reform Task Force conducts first meeting

    Gov. Kay Ivey’s newly established prison reform task force held its first meeting last week. The task force — which does not include representation from ACCA or the Sheriffs Association — is composed of six legislators and prison system representatives, the Attorney General and the State Finance Director. The initial meeting focused on organizational issues and a report from the State of Alabama’s legal representation in the lawsuit related to inmate treatment. Interestingly, the attorney representing the State told the committee that Alabama’s prison system is not overcrowded and that no plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit are seeking a reduction in the number of state inmates being house by the Department of Corrections. Members of the task force will provide a prison reform update to county officials at the ACCA 91st Convention in August.

    2. County golfers needed for pre-Convention Golf Tournament in Orange Beach

    County golfers needed! As always, a county government-wide Golf Tournament will precede the official start of the Annual Convention and take place Monday, August 19, at the Gulf Shores Golf Club. The cost to participate is $45 per person and will cover lunch and green fees. All county leaders are invited to attend and, if interested and willing, to register for the Tournament here. For questions or assistance, email registration@alabamacounties.org

    3. Last week to register for ACCA 91st Convention at regular rate

    Calling all County Leaders! This week is the final week to register for the ACCA 91st Convention at the regular rate of $215. After Friday, the fee will increase to $240. For complete Convention details, click here. To register today at the regular rate, click here.

    4. ACCA Insurance Boards to set rates this week

    This week, the two boards overseeing the ACCA Self-Funded Insurance Programs will meet to set the premium-contributions for the coming year. These rates, as well as any insurance refunds and the possibility of a longevity bonus for Liability Fund participants, will be discussed during the Funds’ Annual Membership Meeting in August. Each county is urged to attend this meeting, which will be held Tuesday, August 20, from 2-3 p.m. in conjunction with the 91st Convention in Orange Beach. The meeting will also include details on the rate-setting process and the Funds’ financial status.

    5. Statewide Law Enforcement Summit to take place Sept. 19

    Attention, Law Enforcement Officers! You’re invited to attend the Attorney General’s Statewide Law Enforcement Summit on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Church of the Highlands in Montgomery. Designed to benefit executive- and street-level officers, the free Summit will provide attendees with six hours of training credit from the Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. Additionally, the Summit has been approved by the Alabama Bar Association for more than five credit hours toward Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. For more information, click here. To register for the Summit by the Sept. 5 deadline, click here.