Brewbaker bill will end judicial override in capital murder cases

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In Alabama, even when a jury recommends someone only receive life in prison, a trial judge in a capital murder case can ignore that recommendation and impose the death penalty. Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) wants to change this practice, known as “judicial override.”

“The US Supreme Court has made it pretty clear that they do not like it and think this is a bad practice,&#8221

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The Mental Health Problem is Rapidly Becoming a Crisis

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By Representative Christopher England

I think I have seen enough.

I have watched over the years as the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the state of Alabama has closed facility after facility all over the state on the promise that the cost savings would be re-invested back into the community.

Supposedly, the money saved would go towards shrinking waiting lists of thousands for services and creating a better network of care for individuals

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Rep. Chris England Speaks About Technical Schools and the Immigration Bill

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The following is the second part of an interview conducted with Rep. Chris England. 

APR: One of the things that PARCA has done is a fairly exhaustive study where there is a overlay where they have schools that are failing and over that you look at the crime rate and it’s higher. And then naturally, you look at the correctional institutions in that area and they are more heavily

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Interview, Part 1: Rep. Chris England, Charter Schools

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Recently we had the pleasure of speaking with Representative Christopher John England (D) from Tuscaloosa. Rep. England is a man with a mastery of the issues that he champions. His insight sheds light on his thinking toward upcoming legislation and even perhaps the thinking of many in his party.

APR: I was recently a part of forum on school choice, Bill Cosby was the guest speaker

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