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FORMER PRISONERS ARE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST MASS INCARCERATION

TINA GLASGOW WILL never forget one letter she received from her son, Kenny, when he was in an Alabama prison. It was 1994, the year of the crime bill, and Democrats and Republicans were outdoing each other to prove how harshly they could punish people like him. Kenny had started getting arrested for drugs when he was 14. “After he sealed the ... Read More »

Alabama Prisoners strike continues

Free Alabama Movement and The Ordinary People Society are out in force to assist the prisoners with their demands to be treated as human beings and not treated like cattle without a voice stay tuned for more details this was posted on al.com http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/05/group_representing_alabama_pri.html#incart_river_home Alabama prisoners on strike: Inmate demands to be released at rally 1 / 5 Robert Marbury ... Read More »

President Obama commutes sentences of almost 60 inmates including 1 from Alabama

Its good to see that before he leaves office he is trying to continue to help inmates who have been harshly sentenced with non violent crimes. Hopefully the next president will continue this trend this was posted on al.com http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/05/president_obama_commutes_sente.html#incart_river_home President Obama commutes sentences of 58 federal inmates, including 1 from Alabama By Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com The Birmingham News ... Read More »

Prisoner freed after uncostitutional sentencing changes. Spends 41 years in jail

What a sad state that after the changes had been made in sentencing he still was not set free. The wheels of justice certainly move slowly.   this was posted on yahoo.com https://www.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-prisoner-freed-41-years-unconstitutional-life-sentence-000235830.html?nhp=1     Louisiana prisoner freed after 41 years of unconstitutional life sentence April 29, 2016 (Reuters) – A Louisiana man walked free from the state’s notorious Angola ... Read More »

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