MONTGOMERY – Upon the release of Judge Myron Thompson’s order related to a pending case against the State of Alabama and Department of Corrections regarding mental health provisions and care for prisoners, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement:

“There are obviously several issues within our prison system that must be addressed. Over the next few weeks Commissioner Dunn, his staff, and my office will be reviewing Judge Thompson’s order.

“I am committed to providing justice to all Alabamians by ensuring constitutionally-permissible conditions for all prisoners. I will be working closely with Commissioner Dunn and the leadership in the House and Senate to address the issues raised in today’s order.

“All appropriate options at my disposal, including the possibility of a special session, will be considered as potential remedies to address the judge’s order.”