Alabama Sentencing Commission

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This statistic is used to argue against prison reform in Alabama. Is it accurate?

BY: - April 3, 2023

The fight over the operation and purpose of Alabama‚Äôs 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 […]