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Young Alabama inmates tried as adults, sentenced as adults

Davon Hunt scrawled a letter last March to court officials in Anniston from somewhere inside a state prison in Elmore.

“I was trying to get in school, but they said I won’t be able to cause my age cause they don’t have much man power down here,” he wrote in careful print that nonetheless wandered across the unlined page.

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Staff: Shelby hasn't seen health care bill

Count Alabama’s senior U.S. senator among those who haven’t seen the health care bill now circulating among Republican leaders in the Senate.

Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, a 30-year member of the Senate and chairman of the powerful Rules Committee, hasn’t had a chance to review the bill, according to a statement released by his office Wednesday.

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Alabama's execution drugs may be close to expiring
State officials mostly mum on status of lethal injection drugs

In the past year, two states have seen their lethal injection drugs expire — forcing state officials to search for new drugs or scrap executions altogether.

It’s possible Alabama could soon face a similar hurdle.

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