Alabama Transfers 300 Women Inmates 500 Miles Away

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http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=1455 Alabama has transferred 300 female inmates out of state from its Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women to relieve overcrowding. Women's E News reports that the mass transfer of began on April 13, when 70 were moved to the for-profit South Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile, La. Critics say the move is devastating for many of the imprisoned mothers and their children, whose contact has been jeopardized by the women's transfer to a facility almost 500 miles away . . .

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