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Beyond Bars: Life before and after incarceration in Alabama

As criminal justice and prison reform take center stage in Alabama politics, Alabamians for Fair Justice, a broad coalition of advocates supported by the SPLC and other organizations, are working to lift up the voices of people directly affected by the criminal justice system.

This series of profiles features Alabamians who have experienced incarceration, probation and other aspects of the state’s criminal justice system firsthand.

These stories won’t focus on conditions inside Alabama’s prisons. Rather, they will touch on the human costs of Alabama’s court system, overly punitive sentencing and collateral consequences. For more information on prison conditions, including SPLC’s lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections, see these resources.

Photo by Andrew Wardlow

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Oct 15

Profile of Sonia Turley-Landers

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Oct 29

Profile of Frances Everson

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Nov 12

Profile of Archie Hamlett

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Dec 3

Profile of Chris Napier