Changes on the way for Tutwiler Prison

Tutwiler Prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The outcry over abuse at the hands of male guards inside Tutwiler Prison for Women has sparked change. Governor Robert Bentley toured the facility for the first time on Thursday. The state has hired a nationally recognized consulting firm to fix the prison. The overcrowded living conditions and lack of controls at Tutwiler led the US Justice Department to accuse Alabama of violating inmate’s constitutional rights.

Adding new cameras will be among the corrections the Moss Group will make. Blind spots at the prison were cited as part of the problem that created a climate where unabated staff-on-prisoner sexual abuse and harassment took place.

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