Alabama Sentencing Commission
This statistic is used to argue against prison reform in Alabama. Is it accurate?
The fight over the operation and purpose of Alabama’s prisons often centers around this question: how many people incarcerated in the state’s prisons committed violent crimes? For those supporting strict sentences and tough-on-crime measures, it’s nearly all of them. In debates and presentations, it’s said that about 80% of the people in the custody of […]