The federal Justice Department is looking into allegations that rape, sexual assault and harassment are commonplace at the state’s women’s prison near Wetumpka.

The Associated Press reported this week that the Justice Department will look into allegations of abuse at the Julia Tutwiler Prison. The investigation comes on the heels of a complaint by the legal aid group Equal Justice Initiative.

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Regardless of what these women have done, they don't deserve this. If it turns out that some guards were raping women and some were allowing it to happen, both need to been sentenced to the max.

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