This letter was issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 2, 2019. In the letter, the DOJ reports the results of its investigation into the conditions of confinement in Alabama's state prisons for men. DOJ concludes that there is reasonable cause to believe that conditions at Alabama's prisons violate the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, and that the violations are pursuant to a pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of rights protected by the Eighth Amendment . . .