prison http://apr.org en Former Alabama Governor Reports To Federal Prison http://apr.org/post/former-alabama-governor-reports-federal-prison <P>Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has reported to a minimum security federal prison in southwest Louisiana.</P> <P>U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said the 66-year-old Siegelman turned himself in at the federal prison at Oakdale, La. shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.</P> <P>Siegelman previously served nine months at Oakdale before being released while his conviction on bribery and other charges was being appealed.</P> <P>The former Democratic governor has continued to maintain his innocence. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:49:39 +0000 The Associated Press 17690 at http://apr.org Former Alabama Governor Reports To Federal Prison Siegelman On Way To La. To Complete Prison Term http://apr.org/post/siegelman-way-la-complete-prison-term Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman said he was in "good spirits" as he prepared to enter prison to complete a 78-month sentence for his federal government corruption conviction. Siegelman has been ordered to report to federal prison in Oakdale, La., by 2 p.m. Tuesday. The man who has served in four of Alabama's top elected offices, said he is optimistic he will eventually be pardoned by President Obama. Siegelman was being driven across three states Monday by his grown children, Dana and Joseph, and his wife, Lori. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:36:17 +0000 The Associated Press 17635 at http://apr.org Siegelman On Way To La. To Complete Prison Term Ala. Casino Lobbyist, Ex-Legislator Report To Prison http://apr.org/post/ala-casino-lobbyist-ex-legislator-report-prison A casino lobbyist and a former legislator who pleaded guilty in Alabama's gambling corruption case are now in federal prison. A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said lobbyist Jarrod Massey reported Monday to the minimum-security prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Former state Rep. Terry Spicer of Elba reported to the minimum-security prison camp in Marion, Ill. Massey has a sentence of five years and five months for offering bribes to legislators. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:33:13 +0000 The Associated Press 16917 at http://apr.org Ala. Casino Lobbyist, Ex-Legislator Report To Prison Conference in Ala. To Help Families of Inmates http://apr.org/post/conference-ala-help-families-inmates <P>Today starts the Alabama Families of Prisoners Conference in Birmingham. The two-day event was established to help families who are in need of resources and encouragement now that a family member is incarcerated. Mary Kay Beard is coordinating the conference. She says inmate’s families serve time just as surely as the inmates do.</P> <P>"But no one tells them what the rules are, and I don't mean specific rules but how to walk through this time of incarceration and we want to provide to them resources that will be helpful."</P> <P>There are two separate conferences at the same time... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:51:13 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 15262 at http://apr.org Conference in Ala. To Help Families of Inmates