I was raised in the Alabama school system, and I’ve had the good fortune to
graduate from high school in Birmingham and received my college degree
from Alabama A&M and my Master's degree from the University of
Alabama. I later attended Birmingham School of Law where I obtained a
Juris Doctorate. As the mother of two children currently enrolled in 1st and
8th grades, I’m witnessing the decline of our school systems. This is a
nightmare – a quality education is the most important part of preparing our
young people for the careers of the future. I want my children-- and yours--
to have a fighting chance in an ever-changing economy.
students who would like to obtain a college education the opportunity
to get a head start on coursework while lowering the overall cost of
high school but also in higher education.
becoming a car manufacturing capital. By providing better
educational opportunities, we can attract new industries to Alabama.
Many Alabamians are just one accident or one unfortunate health diagnosis
away from financial ruin. That’s not good for Alabama and that’s not good
for our citizens. Every man and woman with a job should be able to afford
healthcare for their families. This is a top priority for me.
and healthcare with the physician of their choice.
elderly members of the community have acceptable resources.
The Prison System:
As a Juvenile Probation Officer, I know all too well that our Prison System
in Alabama needs a complete overhaul. Sadly, even the federal government
has determined that we have one of the worst prison systems in the
country. While I firmly believe that people should be punished for the crimes they
have committed, that punishment should not include living in inhumane
conditions or being denied access to necessary medical care. Prisons in
Alabama are over capacity. Often, inmates are forced to live in conditions
that are unacceptable. The pipes in which the inmates obtain their drinking
water are dated and rusted. Correctional Officers are forced to work
extensive shifts without an adequate amount of rest. In recent years there
has been an increase in violence among prisoners. This is a fundamental
violation of human rights.
the current prison population.
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