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.

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The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles provided 31 refurbished laptops to Day Reporting Centers and Day Reporting Center Lites
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 24 parole hearings Wednesday, granting four paroles and denying 20. Four parole
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 26 parole hearings Tuesday, granting three paroles and denying 23. Three parole


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.