Habitual Offender Law

Committee Advanced Repeal of Habitual Offender Law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — 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…