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6:25 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

New Alabama Laws Affect Scottsboro Boys, Red Tape

Several new laws go in to effect on Monday, July 1st including ones effecting the Scottboro Boys and cutting red tape.
Credit The Governor's Office

Alabama has several new laws taking effect Monday, including one allowing the state parole board to issue posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys.

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.

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