new laws take effect http://apr.org en New Alabama Laws Affect Scottsboro Boys, Red Tape http://apr.org/post/new-alabama-laws-affect-scottsboro-boys-red-tape <p></p><p></p><p>Alabama has several new laws taking effect Monday, including one allowing the state parole board to issue posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.</p><p>The founder of the Scottsboro Boys Museum, Sheila Washington, says paperwork will be filed soon asking the board to issue pardons removing rape convictions that occurred more than 80 years ago. She says pardons would mean shame is gone from the names of the Scottsboro Boys.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:25:12 +0000 The Associated Press 33295 at http://apr.org New Alabama Laws Affect Scottsboro Boys, Red Tape