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Building Bigger Prisons Won't Solve Alabama's Corrections Problem

Mobile criminal defense attorney David Allen contributed this article to addressing the state of prison-funding in Alabama, noting:

There is scant statistical evidence that the tough mandatory-minimum sentencing laws passed during the "War on Drugs" era resulted in fewer crimes. What is measurable is the massive increase in taxpayer funds spent on incarcerating nonviolent drug offenders for long criminal sentences.

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Attorney David M. Allen was born on a U.S. Navy base in Okinawa, Japan, the son of a Navy Veteran. He later attended public schools in Baldwin County, Alabama and graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile. He has worked on high profile Criminal De…
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Joseph “Joe” Damrich was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama where he attended St. Ignatius Catholic School and McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. He first attended college at the University of Alabama before dropping out to pursue a career in th…

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