Why Redemption Earned?
There is no organization in Alabama providing a comprehensive, consistent array of services to identify, assist, and represent incarcerated individuals worthy of parole or work release.
“People who are capable of committing horrible crimes are also capable of being redeemed. After they have spent multiple decades in prison working on their redemption, they deserve a meaningful opportunity to earn their freedom.”
“Be sure, whatever you leave out, that you teach the children the three R’s: Ruin, Redemption, and Regeneration.”
“Every time parole is denied of a deserving individual, our state is saying: ‘Despite your best efforts over decades at making amends, you will never be better than your worst moment.'”
“Am I sorry for that horrible crime? Yes. Yes, I feel so much regret. As a boy, I was young and dumb – a stupid kid listening to the wrong people, doing horrible things. I want to set him straight – tell him what’s what. But that’s not possible. That kid can’t be found. I’m just the old man left in his place.”