Advocate says ADOC is targeting her incarcerated husband

Rhonda Averhart, an attorney representing incarcerated people in Alabama, says her incarcerated husband has faced retaliation from Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) officials for her activism. Rhonda advocates for families and incarcerated loved ones by exposing corruption within ADOC. For those familiar with Alabama's prison advocacy community, Rhonda is a well-known figure. However, this means […]

325 people died in custody of ADOC in 2023

At least 325 people died while incarcerated in the Alabama Department of Corrections in 2023, the highest number of deaths ever, according to data obtained by Alabama Appleseed. “In the weeks since we began tracking prison deaths on January 1 of last year, we've seen the possibility of another record death toll this year,” said […]