Equal Justice Initiative Alabama

Politics & Government
6:25 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Montgomery Group Calls for Change at St. Clair

Credit eji.org

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

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Politics & Government
6:30 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Advocate says Tutwiler Report 'Wakes People Up'

EJI Executive Director Bryan Stevenson.
billmoyers.com/Photo by Robin Holland

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.

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