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Sexual Abuse by Guards at Tutwiler Prison could Mean Federal Take Over

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 23 2014 12:34 PM

According to AL.Com: The state of Alabama risks losing some federal funding for prisons if it does not properly respond to questions aboutsexual abuse at its facilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ last week sent a letter to all state governors, including Gov. Robert Bentley, asking for confirmation that they are complying with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. The federal law, enacted in 2003, aims to eliminate sexual violence against inmates and details national standards and policies for curbing such abuse.


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