Alabama women's prison Wetumpka

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An attorney for inmates says a federal report detailing problems at Alabama's prison for women is revealing.

Bryan Stevenson of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative says the study "wakes people up" by showing what's going on at Tutwiler prison, located in Wetumpka.

Stevenson tells the Montgomery Advertiser a long-term solution is needed to fix the state's prisons.

Stevenson's organization last year alleged widespread abuse of inmates and sexual misconduct at Tutwiler involving corrections officers.