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 has scheduled 55 parole hearings and 36 hearings on requests for pardons this
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 24 parole hearings Wednesday, February 21, granting eight paroles and denying 16.
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 22 parole hearings Tuesday, February 20, granting six paroles and denying 16.


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.