US Department of Justice gives Alabama 49 days to fix “broken” and “inhumane” state prisons

April 9, 2019

By Martha Simmons Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Alabama’s state prison system – considered the nation’s deadliest – is “broken” and conditions so inhumane they violate the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asserted in an April 2 letter sent to Gov. Kay Ivey. Following a two-and-a-half-year investigation by …
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