Under current Alabama law, judges have limited authority to deny bail to violent offenders unless the suspect is charged with a capital offense or poses a flight risk.
That means that dangerous criminals are being released back onto the streets, even when it’s likely they will commit more violent crimes as soon as they make bail.
Aniah’s Law was passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed by Governor Ivey in 2021. In order for it to go into effect, Alabama voters will need to approve it in the November election.
Voters should look and vote for the “Aniah’s Law” amendment in the November general election so we can keep violent criminals off the streets and our communities safe. Read more.