unsafe and unsanitary conditions

Alabama Asks Court to Dismiss Part of Suit Over Prisons

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama is asking a federal court to dismiss part of the Justice Department’s lawsuit over conditions in its men’s prisons. Attorneys for the state say the federal government hasn’t specified which prisons are troubled by problems including broken locks and flooding. The state says that means it can’t properly defend itself. It’s asking…