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How does parole work?

Parole is the investigation into persons who have offended in the past and deciding if they meet the qualifications to be released back into the general population under careful supervision.

How does a pardon work?

Investigations for Pardons, Voter Rights Restoration, and Remissions of Fines and Forfeitures are conducted by the Pardon Unit upon receipt of an application.

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 32 parole hearings Thursday, granting one parole and denying 31. The board
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 30 parole hearings Wednesday, granting four parole and denying 26. The board
Leaders from State of Alabama agencies joined on Tuesday to form the Commission on Reentry. The primary goal of the


It is the mission of this agency to promote and enhance public safety through cooperation and collaboration with the Legislature, the Courts, the Department of Corrections, other criminal justice agencies, victims, and the community by providing investigation, supervision, and surveillance services in a holistic approach to rehabilitating adult offenders.