Alabama, in the southern part of the United States, is popularly known for its nickname, the “Heart of Dixie”. About 10,000 years ago, American Indians occupied the place, and during the 16th century, Europeans discovered the area. The state became the 22nd state to join the Union in 1819.

After the Civil War, the segregation between whites and blacks lasted for a long time in the southern part of the United States. Alabama was the center focal point for the American Civil Rights Movement, with the Montgomery Bus Boycott as one of its most important events.

The early part of the 21st century sees the economy of the state leaning towards services, aerospace, auto production, and agriculture. The capital city is Montgomery with a state size of 52,420 square miles. There are 67 counties contained in the state, created the first time under the Mississippi Territory and later placed under the Alabama Territory. On June 4, 1800, Washington County was the first to be formed, with Houston County as the last to be created on February 9, 1903. The biggest population among the counties belongs to Jefferson County, while Greene County is the smallest.

The highest judicial court in Alabama rests on their Supreme Court, composed of eight associate justices and a chief justice. All appeals over all lesser courts in Alabama, including those coming from the Alabama Public Service Commission, are handled by the Supreme Court of Alabama. Other than appeals, the other function of the Alabama Supreme Court is to establish rules in all the courts in the state with regard to their administration, procedures, and practices. This practice has paved the way for an efficient way of dealing with technicalities that often causes needless delays in trial and appellate courts.

Offender Search Web Page

The purpose and specifics of the Offender Search Web Page in each state varies. Read the disclosures carefully. Updates to the database could be biweekly, monthly and daily depending on the states Corrections Department schedule. Some searches show offenders incarcerated in the entire prison system including county jails and some only state prisons. Sometimes historical offender data is available and sometimes only current inmate records are listed. Youth and adult offenders are sometimes located on separate search portals.

State Offender Search: http://www.doc.state.al.us/InmateSearch.aspx

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