National Day of Freedom & Justice Protest planned for Houston County

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A protest is set for Saturday at the Houston County Courthouse on the National Day of Freedom & Justice.

It’s meant to raise awareness of prison reform by bringing more education to prisons through vocational training and life skills classes.

Betty White and Yolanda Lynn are two local residents that decided to take a stance on this issue in the Wiregrass. The two women have organized a group called Parole and Pardon Concerned Citizens in Houston County.

They’ll be hosting a protest at the Houston County Courthouse from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. they hope to get a response from Gov. Kay Ivey and Judge Charles Graddick.

“We’re asking everybody that is heartfelt about the situation or has a loved one locked up, regardless of who it may be to come out, support, and represent,” Lynn said. “All voices need to heard. We’re gonna do it in a respectful manner.”

Lynn said they’ll have a prayerful balloon release in the afternoon. However, due to COVID-19 precautions, masks and social distancing will be required.

To learn more, email Yolanda Lynn at yolandalynn37@gmail.com or visit her Facebook at Yo Yo Lynn.

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