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Old 01-26-2020, 05:25 PM
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I have been reading and according to the ACLU Prison Project. The State of Alabama has the worse Prisons in the United States. From your experiences would you agree?
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I think Alabama & Mississippi are vying for the title of The Worst Prison System in the U.S. Mississippi has moved to first in the last month or so - 9 inmates have died, most at Parchman, since the end of December

Doing a quick search using the keywords Alabama prisons has pulled up several articles (NPR, NY Times, Associated Press, ABC & CBS News, etc). Here is a paragraph from one article:

‘No One Feels Safe Here’: Life in Alabama’s Prisons

Four men inside diagnose a hellscape the Department of Justice called cruel and unusual.

...Not only are the prisons bad, the Department of Justice report said, but Alabama has known for years that they are bad, and has made only marginal attempts to improve them. It is not that the prisoners are particularly violent, but that the prisons are understaffed and overcrowded, with some holding two or three times the number of people they were designed for. They are also, the report said, lousy with corruption and rife with drugs, cellphones and large, sharp knives, which many prisoners consider necessary for self-protection. In 2017, inspectors found that not a single building had a working fire alarm.

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