Alabama's Prison Population on the Rise

The States prison population in Alabama is on the rise again.

The number of inmates squeezed into overcrowded prisons is back near the State's all-time high of 28,440.

Some blame the increase on the fact... A second parole board is no longer working release inmates and create more space.

Corrections officials say the numbers will likely get worse before they get better , with no plans to reinstate the second board and a year's long LAG until new sentencing guidelines can make a substantial dent in the numbers.