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ACLU-AL Comment on Birmingham Order Banning Protests

On June 2, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced an amended order to the city's curfew that will ban "any demonstration, parade, march, or vigil on any of the public ways or upon any public property, including the public parks of this city." The full order can be found below. 

June 3, 2020 First Amendment Rights

ACLU-AL Comment on Lack of Parole Grants as Hearings Resume

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Today, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles (ABPP) convened for parole hearings for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted day-to-day activities. After months of drastically reduced parole grants, the parole board denied parole to 20 out of 22 eligible people.

May 19, 2020

ACLU-AL Comment on Birmingham City Jail Records

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Today, the ACLU of Alabama filed a public records request seeking a full roster of everyone who is being held in the Birmingham City Jail, the date of their booking, and the charge(s) for which they are being held for. 

May 11, 2020 Criminal Justice