By Phillip Ensler, Appleseed Policy Counsel CAMDEN, ALABAMA — In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Wilcox County to encourage black residents to register to vote. He told them, “You are somebody.” Yet in my visits to Camden over the past few months, I learned about and witnessed the cruel effects of black families […]
By Carla Crowder, Executive Director A few weeks ago, a search dog working for Alabama’s Department of Corrections sadly died after exposure to contraband narcotics. ADOC leadership, including Commissioner Jefferson Dunn, gathered for his funeral complete with 21-gun salute, an American flag presentation, and media coverage. His name was Jake. Over the last two years, […]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently solicited public comments related to their proposal to weaken protections for payday loan borrowers. An open letter submitted to the CFPB by Alabama Appleseed follows: Dear Director Kraninger, For many years, The Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (“Alabama Appleseed”) has been documenting the numerous and […]
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- Separate and Unequal: Black homeowners of Camden endure decades in shoddy housing August 15, 2019
- Incarcerating people as cheaply as possible created Alabama’s unconstitutional prisons. Let’s not make the same mistake again August 6, 2019
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Must Protect Consumers June 3, 2019
- Passage of SB30: Ensuring Greater Access to Justice for Low-Income Alabamians May 29, 2019
- Incarcerated people learn from their mistakes. The government that locks them up has not. April 5, 2019