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ACLU Report Predicts Alabama Prison Population Increase Due To Stalled Paroles

By Brent Wilson on January 6, 2020

Today, the Campaign for Smart Justice with ACLU of Alabama released a report with dire predictions about Alabama’s prison crisis. Based on an analysis of current parole practices using five years of data from the…

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Alabama Ordered To Pay $675,964 Over 2016 Abortion Law

By David Preston on September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 20th U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ordered the State of Alabama to pay the legal fees for the attorneys of the abortion…

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Over Abortion Ban

By Brent Wilson on May 24, 2019

The ACLU has made good on their promise to sue Alabama over their abortion ban by filing a lawsuit today against the state.

“Make no mistake: Abortion remains – and will remain –…

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Governor Kay Ivey Signs Abortion Ban

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Near Total Abortion Ban Into Law

By Brent Wilson on May 15, 2019

Just a day after the Alabama Senate passed an abortion bill that would ban abortions in all cases except when a mother’s life is at risk, Governor Kay Ivey has signed HB…

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Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

Alabama House Passes Abortion Ban Bill That Includes Rape, Incest

By Brent Wilson on May 1, 2019

The Alabama House voted 74-3 yesterday in favor of HB 314, a bill that would ban abortions even in cases of rape and incest. Democrats walked out on the vote.

The bills…

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Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

Alabama Bill Bans Abortion In All Cases Except When Mother’s Life At Risk

By Brent Wilson on April 2, 2019

Alabama Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) introduced HB 314 today to ban abortions in Alabama.

The bill would make abortion and attempted abortion a Class A Felony offense except in cases where…

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