Alabama death row inmate sues for prison records

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama prison officials have turned over records for death row inmate Michael Jeffrey Land after lawyers went to court on his behalf saying the information could help stop his scheduled Aug. 12 execution.

The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a complaint saying prison officials had refused to release information showing Land has been "an exemplary inmate." They said the documents could be used in Land's petition to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley seeking clemency.

Alabama prison spokesman Brian Corbett said corrections officials delivered the records to Land's attorneys Monday afternoon.

Land was convicted in the May 1992 killing of 30-year-old Candace Brown. Hikers found her body in an abandoned limestone quarry on Birmingham's Ruffner Mountain.

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