On Dec. 4, 2019, the Governor’s Study Group on Criminal Justice Reform convened at the Alabama Statehouse to hear proposals from the public on how to address Alabama’s prison crisis. Appleseed Research Director Leah Nelson was among the 20 presenters, including families of the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, advocates, academics, lawyers, direct service providers, and faith […]
By Appleseed Executive Director Carla Crowder As I wrap up a whirlwind first year as executive director of Alabama Appleseed, I could not be more excited about the work we have done and the places we are heading. This has been a banner year for Appleseed. We have confronted laws and policies that harm vulnerable […]
By Carla Crowder, Appleseed Executive Director BESSEMER — Alvin Kennard is a free man, home surrounded by family and friends after 36 years in an Alabama prison for a $50 robbery in 1983. He couldn’t stop smiling and thanking God for an opportunity too long coming. He says he’s grateful, overjoyed, and not mad. Mr. […]
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- In Alabama, prison diversion programs are funded by participants. And those payments are made at a terrible cost. December 5, 2019
- Thank you, Appleseed Supporters, for Fighting for a Better Alabama in 2019 November 30, 2019
- Alvin Kennard is home. Let’s create a path for others to follow. August 30, 2019
- 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