Ronald McKeithen

A prison cell with a narrow rectangular window, yellow walls and a bed.

People incarcerated in Alabama’s prisons face heat dangers as hot weather continues

BY: - August 3, 2023

The high heat in Alabama’s prisons could bring Danny Dandridge to a standstill. When temperatures hit or exceeded 100 degrees in the state’s aging facilities, Dandridge would see guys pass out. “There have been times when I had to just lay in bed and not move because as soon as I moved, you just started […]

Alabama House could vote on review of some habitual felony offender sentences

BY: - May 16, 2023

A House committee Wednesday approved a bill giving people sentenced under the Habitual Felony Offender Act a chance of rehearing after several weeks of negotiations between lawmakers and criminal justice advocacy groups. HB 229, sponsored by Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, creates a process where a group of people with long prison sentences can have their […]

Ronald McKeithen speaks at a podium. A group of people and several trees can be seen behind him.

Criminal justice reform groups hold rally for habitual offender bill

BY: - April 19, 2023

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 […]