The following report is part of Appleseed’s collaboration with the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program and also appears on the Aspen Institute blog. For many individuals and households, a $200 traffic ticket can devastate savings and finances. The Federal Reserve’s Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households finds that 40% of Americans wouldn’t be able to pull […]
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 […]
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- Fines, Fees, and Financial Security in the US South January 15, 2020
- 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