‘Severe’ Problems in Alabama Prisons, US Finds

The department gave Alabama 49 days to correct the violations, or possibly face another federal lawsuit.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Justice Department issued a scathing report on Alabama’s prisons on Wednesday, saying the state is violating the Constitution by failing to protect inmates from violence and sexual abuse and by housing them in unsafe and overcrowded facilities. The department gave Alabama 49 days to correct the violations, or possibly face another federal lawsuit. “Our investigation found reasonable cause to believe that Alabama fails to provide constitutionally adequate conditions and that…

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