alabama habitual offender law

Alabama House to Consider Repeal of Habitual Offender Law

A divided legislative committee has advanced a bill to repeal Alabama’s habitual offender law that mandates longer sentences for repeat offenders. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the bill on a 9-5 vote. The bill by Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa), would do away with the sentencing mandates for new cases and allow some prisoners to have their sentences reviewed….