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ACLU Report Sounds Alarm on Increasing Number of Alabama Bills Supporting Prison Pipeline

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A brand new report launched by the ACLU of Alabama estimates that 141 of the 876 payments launched through the session (16 p.c) may probably enhance the variety of inmates in Alabama prisons, all of that are already dealing with lawsuits because of overcrowding, Ralph Chapoco reports for the Alabama Reflector. The report famous payments launched through the session that elevated felony penalties for loitering on the general public rights-of-way; diminished the quantity of credit that folks in jail may obtain for good conduct and enhanced penalties for many who commit crimes whereas a part of a felony enterprise. In 2021, the ACLU estimated legislators launched virtually 1,100 payments through the session, with 117 (10.6 p.c) probably rising the variety of folks incarcerated within the state. In 2022,lLegislators launched 873 payments, with 148 of these (17 p.c) rising the jail pipeline.

Source / Picture: thecrimereport.org

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