Posts Tagged ‘Alabama ex-felon voter registration drive’

Alabama NAACP State Prison Project: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Settles Important Voting Rights Case and Allows Voter Education Effort to Continue

(Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – New York, NY) — Today, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) settled the lawsuit it filed against the Alabama Department of Corrections in federal court earlier this month on behalf of Reverend Kenneth Glasgow. Immediately after the lawsuit was filed, the parties began settlement discussions under which Reverend Glasgow last [...]

SHARPTON’S BROTHER STIRS CONTROVERSY: Pastor Kenneth Glasgow is registering Alabama inmates to vote.

Article Appeared in EUR WEB
October 13, 2008
The Alabama Republican Party has begun an aggressive effort to counter a voter registration drive launched in Alabama prisons by the brother of civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton.
Despite the campaign against him, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow has told local media, “We’re just doing what the Bible says, visiting people [...]

Voter registration drive for convicts, ex-felons to begin this weekend

The Dothan Eagle
By Jim Cook
Published: August 15, 2008
Local activist Kenneth Glasgow will visit jails and prisons throughout the state this weekend to register inmates to vote.
Glasgow’s voter registration drive is part of All of Us or None, a national initiative to re-enfranchise people who have been stripped of their rights to vote because of felony [...]

Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day

By Jay Reeves, Associated Press Writer
- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over. More than 80 years later, most Alabama counties still operate under [...]

In Alabama, a Fight to Regain Voting Rights Some Felons Never Lost

From The New York Times
Published: March 2, 2008
DOTHAN, Ala. — The Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, onetime criminal and founder of a ministry called The Ordinary People Society, spent years helping people with criminal records regain the right to vote in Alabama, where an estimated 250,000 people are prohibited from voting because of past criminal [...]

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