Extra:Inside Julia Tutwiler Prison For Women
A CBS and ABC Montgomery Investigation -- we find out first hand what one inmate says is going on inside Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka. Our report comes after an expanded investigation on allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.
The inmate says the Department of Justice report, which was issued January 17, doesn't even scratch the surface, as far as the sexual abuse she has seen and experienced.
The report says the prison has failed to "protect women inmates from harm" and "violates the U.S. Constitution."
The inmate told us she heard about our story, as well as the DOJ's report. That's when we received the call at CBS 8...
The allegations are the reason that The Equal Justice Initiative attorney, Charlotte Morrison, is investigating dozens of sexual abuse case.
Thomas says some of those positive reforms include more training related to Prison Rape Elimination Act and gender responsiveness, and a plan to equip Tutwiler with more than 300 security cameras.