Sep 10 2008

Shelby Announces $282,500 for Alabama Department of Corrections

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department of Justice will award $282,500 to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.

“Child predators who live in our neighborhoods, work in our schools and lurk on playgrounds across this country are every bit as dangerous to the American way of life as any terrorist,” said Shelby. “We must ensure that our law enforcement officers have the tools and technology necessary to protect the public from child predators and sex offenders.  This important funding will be used by the ADOC, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Safety and Alabama Sheriff’s Departments, to provide palm print scanning technology in ADOC facilities and sheriff’s departments throughout the state that will gather and maintain sex offender registration information digitally.”