We are proud to congratulate Carla Crowder, Executive Director of Alabama Appleseed, for her role in the recent release of Alvin Kennard from prison in Alabama where he had been serving a life sentence without parole for robbing a bakery of $50 thirty-six years ago.
Last month, Carla stood with Alvin as the judge righted this wrong and resentenced this 58-year-old man to time served. The courtroom erupted with joy from the crowd gathered to support a man who previously had been condemned to die in prison.
As you may remember, in our September 2018 Newsletter we spotlighted the work of Missouri Appleseed, the newest Center in the Appleseed Network, launched in November 2017. In this short time, the Center has contributed greatly to criminal justice reform in the state of Missouri and has been cited twice in the last couple of weeks by the St.Louis Post-Dispatch (see below).
We are very excited to share the work with you. As always, thanks for the support!
Missouri Appleseed is currently engaged in three projects working with professors and students from three different schools within St. Louis University.