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Alabama Prisons

DOJ Investigates Possible Prisoners' Rights Violations in Alabama

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a statewide probe on whether conditions in Alaba...

Revisiting Alabama

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.08.2017 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It was bad news for Alabama, a state that had just gotten two doses of very good news. The first had come from the United States Supreme Court, and the second from Robert Bentley, its governor.

Changing Prison From the Inside Out

Mark Olmsted | Posted 12.27.2014 | Crime
Mark Olmsted

Millions of men and women in the country are paid slave labor wages and then charged for food and substandard medical care. They eat, sleep and bathe in dirty, overcrowded conditions--nowhere worse than in the South.

Advocacy Groups Sue State Over Inadequate Prison Medical Care

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By Jonathan Kaminsky June 17 (Reuters) - Two advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday charging that a pattern of inadequate medical ...

Simon McCormack

State Segregates Prisoners In 'HIV Ghetto': Lawsuit | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.14.2012 | Crime

Alabama state prisons unnecessarily and cruelly keep inmates with HIV segregated from the rest of the population, according to a class-action lawsuit ...