Brad Razorfed
3 min readMay 14, 2024

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nmates sit in a treatment dorm at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 — Photo by AP Photo | Kim Chandler

In recent months, there have been numerous reports about violence, sexual assault, and dishonesty within Alabama’s prison system. Videos recorded on smuggled cellphones have revealed instances of inmate abuse, drug use, and severely overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions. Despite the significant amount of money allocated to Alabama’s Department of Corrections, activists argue that it is crucial to address the need for substantial changes in the criminal justice system. Despite having one of the highest…

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