MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A joint legislative oversight committee on prisons is planning to meet to discuss reports of increased violence in Alabama prisons and allegations of sexual abuse at one prison.
A committee has scheduled a meeting for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Joint Briefing Room at the Alabama Statehouse to discuss reports of rising inmate-on-inmate violence in prisons. The Legislature's Joint Prison Oversight Committee will also discuss allegations of prison employees sexually abusing women inmates at Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka.
The committee consists of three members of the House of Representatives and three senators. The chairman, Republican Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster, said committee members would hear a presentation concerning a type of ankle bracelet that can be used to keep up with prisoners who are on probation or work release.