Alabama’s prisons are overcrowded, underfunded, and riddled with problems ranging from poor prisoner healthcare to inmate sexual abuse.
This year, WBHM worked with AL.com and The Center for Investigative Reporting to investigate Alabama’s prison system. It’s part of the Alabama Media Group’s Investigative Journalism Lab.
What did the investigation find? And with the threat of a federal takeover on the horizon, what’s next for Alabama’s prisons? Learn more in this video, produced by AL.com.