Alabama prisons violating Eighth Amendment: DOJ report
Apr 04, 2019 02:42 PM EDT
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday reported that conditions in the Alabama's State Prisons for Men may violate the Eighth Amendment.
The DOJ wrote, "In particular, we have reasonable cause to believe that Alabama routinely violates the constitutional rights of prisoners housed in the Alabama's prisons by failing to protect them from prisoner-on-prisoner violence and and prisoner-on-prisoner sexual abuse, and by failing to provide safe conditions." The DOJ cited inadequate supervision and overcrowding as sources of the constitutional violations.