Former corrections officer speaks about prison conditions and police investigate toddler's death

Former corrections officer speaks about prison conditions and police investigate toddler's death

Good evening from the FOX6 Newsroom. This is Jonathan Hardison with a look at some of the stories we're working on for you tonight.

Behind the bars

For the first time tonight we’re getting an exclusive inside look at Alabama’s prison system and what challenges corrections officers face on the job as a former officer is talking to my co-anchor Beth Shelburne about what he saw in his time working for the Department of Corrections. Is some of the violence preventable? What can the state do to keep officers and inmates safer? What he saw firsthand tonight on FOX6 News at 9.

Toddler dead

And imagine looking out your front door to see someone carrying the lifeless body of a 3-year old boy and screaming for help. John Huddleston is talking to a woman who says that's what she saw yesterday. John has an update on what is now a homicide investigation. 

Those stories and more beginning at 9 on FOX6 News. I hope you'll watch us on air, online at MyFoxAl.com or in the WBRC News app by clicking "Live Newscasts."

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