These former inmates got training and therapy. Pardons and Paroles wants to expand the model.
Friday was a momentous day for almost a dozen people in the Perry County Probation and Parole Reentry Education Program. It was the day they successfully completed a workforce training and rehabilitation program, earning them a chance to eventually return home to be with their loved ones. “I came here with the mindset that I […]
Criminal justice reform groups hold rally for habitual offender bill
Criminal justice reform advocates hosted a rally Wednesday at the Alabama State House for a bill to allow some people sentenced under the state’s Habitual Offender Felony Act to have their cases reviewed. HB 229, sponsored by Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, would limit reviews to offenders who have not caused a physical injury and not […]
Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles turns to reentry program to reduce recidivism
Coseen Smith walked into the day reporting center sharply dressed, wearing a striped blue dress shirt with a gray formal jacket and black slacks, displaying self-ease and a quiet confidence. It gave no sign of his tumultuous past. Smith, 43, has spent much of his adult life cycling in and out of the criminal justice […]