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Amy Bishop Anderson gets a new name: 285694

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, September 28, 2012

Amy Bishop’s Tutwiler Prison mugshot released

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:25 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 9:53 AM
By The Huntsville Times

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — State prison officials have released the booking mugshot of Amy Bishop taken when she was processed into the Tutwiler Prison for Women on Tuesday.

Bishop, 47, was convicted Monday of killing three people at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and trying to kill three others in February 2010.

Bishop received a life sentence without parole Monday after being convicted on a capital murder charge. She pleaded guilty to the charge two weeks ago and went through a formal, mini-trial Monday. A jury in that case found her guilty of killing three biology faculty colleagues. She had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder and Circuit Judge Alan Mann sentenced her to three consecutive life terms on those charges Monday.

Prison officials say she will be segregated from the general population for 30 days as a precaution.

Tutwiler is located in Wetumpka.

She is booked under her married name, Amy Bishop Anderson.




LW : Life Without Parole

About Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women:

Opened: 1942

Warden: Frank Albright

Phone: (334) 567-4369

Mailing Address:
8966 US Hwy 231 N
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Street Address:
8966 US Hwy 231 N
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Capacity: 956

Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women was completed in December 1942, at a cost of $350,000 and had a capacity for 400 female inmates. The newer Tutwiler Prison replaced an older Tutwiler Prison for Women, which had been the state’s first prison, the Wetumpka Prison, since it primarily maintained female inmates. The facility was named in honor of the “Angel of the Stockades”, Julia S. Tutwiler, a noted Alabama educator and crusader for inmate education, classification, and improvement of prison conditions.

Since Tutwiler has a death row, it is a maximum-security prison. Tutwiler is also the receiving unit for all in-coming female inmates. The prison has nine dormitories, segregation and isolation units, a medical infirmary, and units for inmates who are pregnant, HIV positive, or aged and/or infirmed. In addition, Tutwiler has an auditorium, a chapel, substance-abuse treatment, and administrative ancillary services.

Tutwiler’s clothing factory manufactures inmate clothing items for the Department and county jails.

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