A state Senate committee is expected to vote on a reform bill today aimed at reducing overcrowding issues in Alabama prisons.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet at 10 AM today. The bill, among other changes, would create a new felony category, Class D, for low-level theft and drug convictions.
People convicted of class D felonies would be sent to community corrections programs instead of prison.
The bill would also mandate a period of supervision after release from prison.