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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey agreed on Monday to lease two mammoth prisons as a partial solution to the state’s troubled correction system, over the objections of some legislators and advocates who warn that her $3 billion plan won’t resolve chronic violence and severe understaffing woes.


BAILEYTON — Baileyton will be accepting bids next month from individuals interested in leasing several parcels of town property. The town owns five parcels of land, a portion of which have been leased out previously for growing hay.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey announced plans Thursday to move forward with state leasing of three privately built mega prisons that would begin construction next year, in what she described as a step toward overhauling an understaffed and violence-plagued prison system beset by years of federal criticism.

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Cullman residents will have their first opportunity to weigh in on a new zoning ordinance for the city on March 2.

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has extended a moratorium on its Wi-Fi project for another two weeks while the transit agency continues a review of the controversial contract that has caused a furor in communities along commuter rail lines.