Dori Miles

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Birmingham voter rights restoration event celebrates those who regained the ballot

BY: - September 25, 2023

Darius Gamble’s mother and grandmother were part of the Civil Rights Movement. They instilled in him the value and the importance of exercising this right to vote. And Gamble exercised that power regularly — until he couldn’t. Convicted on a charge of trafficking marijuana, he served three years in prison before being released in 2009. […]

He completed a prison sentence in Alabama. Getting the vote back was hard

BY: - May 9, 2023

As Alonzo Hurth recalls, he was under the influence when he got into an argument with a woman he said had taken money from him. So he opened her bureau, got her wallet, and took the money. Before he knew it, Hurth was arrested and charged with robbery. He had three prior felony convictions, all […]