Alabama DOC makes changes after deadly accident

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Corrections has changed the way it transports job applicants following a horrific crash that left seven people dead last fall.

Prisons Commissioner Richard Allen said Thursday that the department no longer uses vans that lock passengers in the back for courtesy rides it provides to job seekers. Correctional officer Rodney Kelley was driving a department security van while transporting six men who were applying for corrections jobs when the crash occurred Oct. 3. All were killed.

Allen the department had been using caged vans that are used to transport inmates, but now only regular passenger vans are used to take applicants to employment sessions.

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