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Jefferson County DA uncertain new trial for Toforest Johnson could go forward

BY: - December 4, 2023

Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr Sunday reiterated his belief that death row inmate Toforest Johnson deserves a new trial. Speaking to more than 100 people at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Birmingham, Carr went through his concerns with the conviction of Johnson of the 1995 murder of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy William Hardy, killed while […]

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Callie Greer overcomes tragedy to be a voice for her community

BY: - November 24, 2023

Spend five minutes with Callie Greer and two aspects of her essence come out. The first is a boundless optimism, an abiding faith in both God as well as humanity, her going with her mission to save the world from itself. The second is a layered resiliency that appears immune to disappointment, as if she […]

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Alabama death row inmate Casey McWhorter seeks delay of pending execution

BY: - November 7, 2023

Attorneys for an Alabama death row inmate scheduled to face execution a week from Thursday have filed a series of appeals with the Alabama Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys for Casey McWhorter, convicted of capital murder in 1994 for the murder of Edward Lee Williams in 1993, argue that the Nov. 16 […]

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Bill stopping parole for people charged with new crime makes it through committee

BY: - April 7, 2023

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit prison inmates who face criminal charges from becoming eligible for parole. HB 131, sponsored by Rep. Wes Kitchens, R-Arab, would forbid parole consideration for any incarcerated person charged with a new federal, state, or local crime with a prison sentence of at least six […]