Group Wants Changes in Alabama Prison System

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Montgomery, Ala. A group pushing for changes in Alabama's prison system is calling for a new warden at St. Clair Correctional Facility because of inmate violence.

The Equal Justice Initiative says three inmates have been killed in the last 10 months and five in the last 30 months.

The executive director of the Montgomery-based group, Bryan Stevenson, says there have been many other stabbings and assaults. He says new leadership is needed to improve conditions

In response, Gov. Robert Bentley said the prison system has a lack of funding and that results in fewer correctional officers. But he says his administration is working to make sure inmates are treated humanely.


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