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Female inmates at Alabama prison 'raped by guards, forced to use toilet in front of staff and take part in strip show contests'

Louise Boyle

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Feb. 23, 2014

  • Women being held at Tutwiler prison in central Alabama did not report abuse because they feared retaliation
  • Third of employees at prison have had sex with inmates, report found
  • Inmates forced to perform sex acts for basic sanitary supplies
  • Department of Justice launched investigation last year after justice center's earlier findings were ignored by the Department of Corrections
  • DOJ said: 'Tutwiler have demonstrated a clear and deliberate indifference to the harm... of women prisoners'
  • In 2007, a federal study found Tutwiler was women's prison with the highest rate of sexual assaults in the nation