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Monday, January 16, 2017

State prison system to make changes after latest inmate suicide

The Alabama prison system agreed last week to put new suicide prevention measures in place after an inmate killed himself, days after testifying in a lawsuit that claims prisoners receive inadequate psychiatric care. The Alabama Department of Corrections reached the agreement after attorneys for inmates asked a federal judge to impose emergency measures following the death. – AP/TimesFreePress

CoreLinQ will soon anchor new tech hive in Birmingham

A tech company relocating its headquarters to downtown Birmingham is the first step in a massive four-building development that could house up to 10 tech companies at full capacity. Harsha Hatti, owner of CoreLinQ, is working with Joseph McClure to redevelop 212, 214, 216, and 218 20th Streets to a building to house his company's headquarters and many others. – AL.com

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