Alabama Appleseed examines systemic drivers of poverty and inequity and offers evidence-based solutions for a brighter way forward. Read our reports.
Hundreds of men are sentenced to die in prison for crimes with no physical injury. They haven’t given up on life. Why has Alabama given up on them?
How the COVID-19 pandemic knocked financially insecure Alabamians on their backs and widened the racial prosperity gap
An examination of the routine, violent deaths of people in the custody of the State of Alabama, 2014-2020
Why building new prisons will do nothing to solve old problems in Alabama
How Alabama’s destructive practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid traffic debt hurts people & slows economic progress.
How the promise of diversion clashes with the reality of poverty, addiction, and structural racism in Alabama’s justice system.
How Alabama’s unregulated, unmonitored school resource officer program threatens the state’s most vulnerable children.
How fines and fees hurt people, undermine public safety, and drive Alabama’s racial wealth divide.
How payday lenders crush Alabama communities.
Assessing the fiscal and human toll of criminalization.
How Alabama’s profit-driven civil asset forfeiture scheme undercuts due process and property rights.
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