“Changing the way people talk can change the way they relate to each other and their problems – and that can eventually change the community.”

– David Mathews

Our purpose is to foster infrastructure, habits, and capacities for more effective civic engagement and innovative decision making.

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Prison Overcrowding Forums in Mobile and Birmingham

Since September, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life and the Alabama Media Group (AMG) have actively engaged Alabamians in thoughtful reflection and public discussion on prison overcrowding in Alabama. Over 130 Alabamians submitted thought-provoking opinion editorials and online submission forms on the issue. Additionally, two hundred Alabamians shared their perspectives on prison overcrowding in public forums in Auburn, Huntsville, Mobile, and Birmingham.
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