Advocate Says Tutwiler Report 'Wakes People Up'

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An attorney for inmates says a federal report detailing problems at Alabama's prison for women is revealing.

Bryan Stevenson of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative says the study "wakes people up" by showing what's going on at Tutwiler prison, located in Wetumpka.

Reports say a long-term solution is needed to fix the state's prisons.

Thomas says officials will take aggressive actions to address allegations of rape. But he wouldn't go into details about how employees have been fired or prosecuted in connection with sexual assaults.

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