Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Responds To Criticism For Using COVID-19 Funds To Build Prisons

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R-Alabama) responded to criticism of her choice to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to build new prisons. In a letter, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-New York) wrote to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about the issue. “Directing funding meant to protect our citizens from a pandemic to fuel mass incarceration is, in direct contravention of the intended purposes of the ARP legislation and will particularly harm communities of color who are already disproportionately impacted by our over-incarceration and this public health crisis,” Nadler said. Ivey responded to Nadler on Twitter: …

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