Huntsville Radio: J. Pepper Bryars makes the case for new prisons

API senior fellow J. Pepper Bryars recently explained why Alabama must build new prisons during an appearance on the Jeff Poor Show @jeffpoorshow, 92.5 FM WVNN in Huntsville. Listen to the interview here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7341473-the-jeff-poor-show-pepper-bryars-joins-us-to-debate-prison-reform-and-tolls-and-sean-ross-weig

1819 Podcast: How Alabama’s small school choice program is making a big difference

Alabama Policy Institute senior fellow J. Pepper Bryars discussed the state’s scholarship program for low-income families on the most recent episode of the 1819 podcast. Bryars shared his own story of moving from a public to a private school during a pivotal time and interviewed Ryan Cantrell, a school choice advocate who was an aide […]

1819 Podcast: Southern Shawshank? Assault, rape and murder in Alabama’s prisons

In this episode of the 1819 podcast, API senior fellow J. Pepper Bryars hosts a deep-dive into Alabama’s prison crisis with the Montgomery Advertiser’s Mellissa Brown, State Sen. Cam Ward, and Mike Lanier, president of the company developing plans for three new mega prisons across the state. Listen now: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-sjcze-b97ce7

J. Pepper Bryars: Dad-deprived homes reach crisis levels in Alabama

Fathers Day has come and gone, and sadly so too has the concept of fatherhood in many parts of Alabama. Nearly half of all babies born here are to unmarried women, according to the latest information from the Alabama Department of Public Health. This is a crisis. It is a crisis that researchers have shown significantly […]