Alabama

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Your State

You can do several things to work toward reforming your state’s sentencing laws – go to our get involved page to find out how.

Encourage your state lawmakers to support mandatory minimum sentencing reform. Be sure to connect with FAMM and other sentencing reformers on Facebook, Twitter, and by signing up for our email list.

Sentencing/Criminal Justice Reform Groups in this State:



May 1, 2017

Life or Death in Alabama’s Heroin and Fentanyl epidemic

Originally found on WALB News CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – Overdose deaths from Heroin and Fentanyl in Jefferson County are at an all-time high. In 2016, 100 people died from Heroin and 106 people died from Fentanyl, according to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office. The overdose deaths from Fentanyl are more than double the… Read more »


March 2, 2017

Number of Alabama inmates dropping, but not without consequences

Originally found via AL.com The number of inmates in Alabama’s notoriously jam-packed prisons is falling, a trend that officials attribute mainly to sentencing guidelines that took effect in 2013. The decline is expected to continue, mostly because of the guidelines and because of criminal justice reforms passed in 2015 that were intended to slow the flow of… Read more »


October 15, 2015

107 Prisoners Set for Early Release in Alabama

(Lagniappe Weekly) — In an attempt to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons and compensate for recently reduced sentences for drug offenses, the government is preparing for the largest one-time release of federal prisoners in history. Stories about the release of nearly 6,000 prisoners began circulating after The Washington Post published a story ahead of the… Read more »