March(ing) into Spring and the Alabama State House. Learn more about the bills we're tracking and important events coming up with our community partners.

Alabama legislators are making decisions that are worsening our dire prison crisis. Right now, we know that Alabama has the worst parole granting rate in the country – with 98% of people being denied parole in January 2023. Addressing Alabama's prison crisis means keeping our representatives accountable.

Join Alabamians for Fair Justice at our annual Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 4. People from across the state, including you, can come to the Alabama State House and learn what bills we believe can help address issues of parole and sentencing.

Throughout March, we have been so grateful to supporters that have dedicated their time to help shape the future of Alabama. Visit to register for upcoming lobby days, rallies, and virtual workshops throughout the Spring. We hope to see you as we work to fight for the Alabama we believe in.

Legislative Session

Alabama's 2023 Legislative Session began on March 7. Since then, we've been advocating for the civil liberties of Alabamians at the State House. Check out our new legislation and advocacy hub to see the bills we are tracking. Here are a few of the bills that we're watching:

In The News

National ACLU Blog: Our Executive Director, JaTaune Bosby Gilchrist, reflects on what is at stake for voting rights in Alabama and across the country.

Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama's anti-begging laws are ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. Our Legal Director, Tish Gotell Faulks, states: "This injunction is a victory...criminalizing the solicitation of charitable donations does nothing to advance public safety. Instead, it multiplies already existing barriers for people experiencing homelessness."

We want to connect with YOU this legislative session! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see easy-to-follow updates of what's happening at the Alabama State House on your timeline!