Many hard-working people in Alabama struggle with health problems that sap productivity, add household stress and get worse without timely care.
The right to a trial by jury is one of the most sacred elements of the American criminal justice system.
The long denial of voting rights to African Americans led to Bloody Sunday in Selma, the march to Montgomery and eventually passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
It is illegal to jail a person in the United States simply because he or she owes money.But Alabama has no set process for courts to determine if a defendant can afford to pay fees and fines.
Americans increasingly oppose the death penalty. Gallup found that opposition to the death penalty more than doubled in the past 25 years.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should serve consumers, not the industries it regulates.
Hundreds of Alabamians lose cash, cars and other property under this practice of asset forfeiture. Many of them are never convicted of a crime – or even charged with one.
Quality, affordable child care is essential for families seeking to escape poverty and participate in employment, education and training activities.