Alabama just can’t get beyond plantation mentality. They’ve had 49 independent investigations into the corrupt and unconstitutional prison system, yet officials have again responded that all is well. Poof! Problems disappear? Of course not. This state is a shining example of why this nation needs independent overseers with POWER to make changes in state systems. I do understand the separation of state/federal powers, really I do. But once human lives are in jeopardy and no one steps up, then we need a new system.