Alabama is once again being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice over its prison conditions.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday. said the state is failing to protect male inmates from violence projects prisoners to excessive force at the hands of prison staff. The suit also alleged that the conditions of state prisons are unconstitutional and violate the ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
The Justice Department has already released two reports that accuse Alabama of violating prisoners' rights.
Gov. Ivey said the news of the filing was disappointing.