In-person hearings open to the public resumed beginning July 13, 2021.
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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 has scheduled 85 parole hearings and 28 hearings on requests for pardons this
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 23 parole hearings Wednesday, granting two paroles and denying 21. The Board
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 30 parole hearings Tuesday, granting three paroles and denying 27. The Board


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.