Alabama Prison Conditions Are Unconstitutional, Justice Department Finds

Robert Valencia
Apr 8, 2019 - 5:00
Alabama Prison Conditions Are Unconstitutional, Justice Department Finds

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) explained in a 56-page letter on April 2 that the state of Alabama routinely violates the Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution by failing to protect prisoners from violence and sexual abuse. The entity provided written notice to Governor Kay Ivey following a two-year investigation. The DOJ found that Alabama “misrepresented the causes of death and the number of homicides, overdose deaths, and natural deaths in its prisons,” Alabama-based nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)...

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2 Replies to “Alabama Prison Conditions Are Unconstitutional, Justice Department Finds”

  1. I can only imagine the speed with which these conditions will be addressed.
    (Sorry. My mother always warned me that sarcasm was the lowest form of wit)
    Sepp Huber

  2. I find it concerning, yet not surprising, that all these administrators within the prison system all get to keep their jobs without even so much as a slap on the wrist! I also wonder what the hell is wrong that the DOJ found all this terrible evidence yet they, “have great confidence in the State of Alabama’s resolve to correct the prison system’s problems.” I’m sorry but that just doesn’t line up logically for me. I’m very interested to see what (if any) changes are made and how long it takes.

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