Inmate Driver’s License Proposed in Alabama

Inmate Driver’s License Proposed in Alabama

An inmate driver’s license would become a reality in Alabama if a sweeping bill to reform the state’s troubled prison system is enacted into law. The bill was approved by a House Committee last Thursday, moving it closer to passage by the full house. Among other changes, the bill would authorize an inmate driver’s license as soon as the inmate leaves prison. The license would be a limited form of the standard license and allow inmates to drive to work and other appointments. Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said “The lack of the ability to drive has kept many inmates from getting jobs, ultimately landing them behind bars...