Exposed: Alabama Prison Female Inmates Been Sexually Abused Since 1942

Alabama’s Tutwiler Prison women have been raped

Exposed: Alabama Prison Female Inmates Been Sexually Abused Since 1942

This is very horrible news but it needs to be revealed. Whose surprised at this? It’s not like prisoners have any real rights or say behind bars. Oh they do have rights but the manipulation and the ‘underground laws’ in prison alienates them from exercising them.

News reports have been released and officials at Alabama’s Tutwiler Prison have been accused of allowing “rampant” sexual abuse of approximately 900 female inmates by over one-third of the 99 male officers on staff, reports ABC News.

The news state the inmates were “universally in fear for their safety” and they were forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary supplies.

What?!

The Justice Department wrote in a letter to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley:

“We conclude that the state of Alabama violates the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution by failing to protect women prisoners at Tutwiler [Prison] from harm due to sexual abuse and harassment from correctional staff.”

Read more from ABC News:

Investigators have found that: As part of the alleged abuses, male officers openly watched women shower or use the toilet, staff helped organize a “strip show,” prisoners received a constant barrage of sexually offensive language, and prisoners who reported improper conduct were punished, according to the department.

They say Alabama Department of Corrections and officials knew and were “well aware of the multitude of structural problems that allow this abuse and harassment to continue unabated.”

You will not believe for just how long they have known:

“Officials have been on notice for over eighteen years of the risks to women prisoners and, for over eighteen years, have chosen to ignore them,” the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels, said in the letter. In that time, inmates have been raped, sodomized and fondled by prison staff, yet officials “remain deliberately indifferent to the serious and significant need to protect women prisoners.”

Allegedly, the sexual abuse at Tutwiler goes all the way back to 1942.

Read more at ABC News.