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Groups Ask Ala. Prisons To Limit Razor Distribution

Advocacy groups say Alabama prisons are giving inmates virtually unlimited access to razors, a practice that’s leading to deaths and injuries inside the lockups.


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Alabama Public Schools Will Not Need Social Security Number Or Birth Certificate For Student Enrollment

Alabama’s school superintendent is telling all Alabama public school systems to start using a new student enrollment process that makes clear a Social Security number or birth certificate is not necessary for enrollment.


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High School Accused Of Turning Away Mexican-Born Teen For Enrollment

Lawyers with the Southern Poverty Law Center accused a north Alabama school system of wrongly turning away a Mexican-born teen for enrollment, causing him to miss almost a semester of school.


People line up to enter the United States Supreme Court Building, on April 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects Ala. Appeal To Revive Portions Of Immigration Law

An attorney for the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center says he’s not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request to revive portions of Alabama’s immigration law.


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Mississippi School District Will No Longer Handcuff Students Following Lawsuit

Jackson public schools will no longer handcuff students to poles or other objects and will train staff at its alternative school on better methods of discipline.


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Report Blames ‘Radical Right’ For Record Number Of Hate Groups In US

The number of hate groups across the U.S. explodes to a record level, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.