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February 12, 2019
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The following statement, in response to Governor Kay Ivey’s prison construction plan, is by Ebony Howard, senior supervising attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center: “We greet Governor Ivey’s announcement...
February 08, 2019
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This statement by Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is in response to a Friday evening press release by the Alabama Department of Corrections and Commissioner Jeff Dunn: “As the Court...
February 05, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippians impacted by the state’s unjust and outdated lifetime voting ban met at the Capitol with lawmakers today to urge the state legislature to swiftly take up and pass SB 2508, a bill that would restore...
January 30, 2019
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The following statement is from Ebony Howard, senior supervising attorney for SPLC Action Fund: “Commissioner Dunn’s proposed hiring of 500 new corrections officers in the second half of Fiscal Year 2020 is a...
December 13, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice released new data this week that shows a 20 percent drop from the previous year in the number of juveniles who have been transferred to adult court. A total of 904...

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