As state and national officials work together to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will reschedule 102 parole hearings that had been planned for the week of March 16, 2020.
“We are taking this action in an abundance of caution during this time of uncertainty as the nation works together to slow the spread of the virus,” Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles Director Charlie Graddick said.
The hearings had been scheduled for March 17-19.
Parole hearings are held in Montgomery and are attended by many family members, friends and representatives of inmates and crime victims from all over the state. Inmates do not attend the hearings.
No hearings had been scheduled for the week of March 23 in consideration of spring break.