Inmates Who Used Peanut Butter, and Guile, to Escape an Alabama Jail Are Caught

By MATT STEVENS and CHRISTINE HAUSER August 1, 2017 The Alabama peanut butter caper was not the most sophisticated jailbreak, but it did the trick. Some inmates in Walker County Jail in Jasper saved peanut butter from their sandwiches and used it...

Alabama May Be Trump Country, but It’s Standing With Sessions

By ALAN BLINDER July 28, 2017 PAINT ROCK, Ala. — At a senior center here in the northeast corner of Alabama, one decree ordinarily rises above the rules of Rook and dominoes: No talking about politics or religion. But by late this week, after days of...

Travel to Texas? Not on California’s Dime, You Don’t

By ALAN BLINDER July 19, 2017 DALLAS — Phillip Jones, whose job it is to court visitors to this city, spent months warning anyone who would listen: Economic pain will follow if Texas lawmakers pass laws seen as hostile to gay and transgender people....

For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option

By ABBY GOODNOUGH July 1, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Frances Isbell has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that has left her unable to walk or even roll over in bed. But Ms. Isbell has a personal care assistant through Medicaid, and the help...

Alabama Inmate Hopes to Dodge Death for an Eighth Time

By ALAN BLINDER May 24, 2017 Tommy Arthur, who was first sentenced to death in 1983, has long imagined what could be his end: time in a so-called death cell, a choice of a last meal, the final telephone calls and then a lethal injection. That end could come...