In this episode of the 1819 podcast, API senior fellow J. Pepper Bryars hosts a deep-dive into Alabama’s prison crisis with the Montgomery Advertiser’s Mellissa Brown, State Sen. Cam Ward, and Mike Lanier, president of the company developing plans for three new mega prisons across the state.

Listen now: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-sjcze-b97ce7


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