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www.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/business/23prichard.html

Dec 22, 2010 ... As cities and states struggle to pay for pensions, Prichard, Ala., is a worst case. Some retirees have become destitute.

blog.al.com/live/2013/08/old_problem_new_twist_this_tim.html

Aug 25, 2013 ... MOBILE, Alabama – Prichard has failed to reach an accord with employees nearing retirement. Now it will be up to a bankruptcy judge to ...

blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/08/08/the-real-history-of-public-pensions-in-bankruptcy

Aug 8, 2013 ... There appears to be a frenzy of comments lately that public retirees ... In 2009, Prichard filed for bankruptcy for the second time in order to stay ...

link.springer.com/article/10.1057/pm.2012.11

May 28, 2012 ... On 22 December 2010, The New York Times reported that 'Prichard did something that pension experts say they have never seen before: it ...

www.cbsnews.com/news/the-pension-crisis-promises-unkept

Feb 20, 2011 ... After decades of working for Prichard, Ala., retirees receive no pension payments, are told "You can't draw blood from a turnip"

www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T020-C000-S002-public-workers-do-not-count-on-pensions.html

5 days ago ... Ask the residents of Prichard, Ala., where retirees have experienced dramatic benefit reductions (unlike private pensions, public pensions are ...

www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/02/alab-f23.html

Feb 23, 2011 ... Prichard's defunct pension fund owes a total of $2.5 million in back payments to the retirees. During the 1960s and 1970s, Prichard was the ...

www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/the_next_chapter_municipalities_are_using_chapter_9_to_fend_off_creditors

Friends and family held a candlelight vigil in Prichard in March for firefighter Rex Wall and 15 other retirees who died after the Alabama town suspended pension  ...

www.alec.org/article/the-shortfalls-of-oklahomas-defined-benefit-public-pension-plans

Feb 19, 2014 ... Prichard's retirees depended on their defined benefit pension checks but, in 2009 , the checks stopped coming. It was not just one or two missed ...