December 12, 2013
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A bill awaiting the governor's signature says prison inmates convicted of capital murder or first-degree rape who want to sell artwork or writings about their crimes will have to give the proceeds to the victims or the victims' families.
The bill by Democratic Sen. Zeb Little of Cullman passed the
Legislature last week.
The bill was inspired by the actions of death row inmate Jack
Trawick. Trawick obtained notoriety for his sexually explicit
writings and drawings that were displayed on the Internet.
Gov. Bob Riley's communications director, Jeff Emerson, said the
governor plans to sign the bill.
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