ST. CLAIR: : The Most Dangerous Prison in America

On October 14, 2014, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of men incarcerated at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADC) failed to respond to dangerous conditions and an extraordinarily high rate of violence at St. Clair.

In October 2017, EJI reached a final settlement with the Alabama Department of Corrections that included implementing new systems for prison management and structural reforms.

In the words of Bryan Stevenson: “It’s a huge victory for the men and their families who deserve more security than they have seen… It’s exciting that rather than merely hoping the state makes improvements over the next several years while we continue to litigate, we can actually advance remedies immediately.”