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Alabama Prisons

The federal government sued the state of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Corrections Wednesday, alleging that the state's prisons fail to protect prisoners from violence and sexual abuse and for keeping unsafe and unsanitary conditions within the prisons.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government sued Alabama and the state Department of Corrections Wednesday, alleging that its prisons fail to protect prisoners from violence and sexual abuse and for keeping unsafe and unsanitary conditions within the prisons.

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