Calling For A Change In Alabama’s Prison System
More groups are calling for a change in Alabama’s prison system. The Equal Justice Initiative wants a new warden to be placed at St. Clair Correctional Facility because of inmate violence. The group 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, Governor Robert Bentley says 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.