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Medical Parole and Mandatory Release: How the Process Works | April 17, 2020

Mandatory Release During its Regular 2015 Session, the State Legislature passed and the Governor signed a law as a part of a comprehensive “prison reform” package (Act 2015-185) that mandated release of offenders from the Alabama Department of Corrections within a certain range of time before the expiration of their sentence. Policymakers sought to reduce … Read more

Statement from Judge Charlie Graddick, Director, Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles | April 9, 2020

We are in continuing discussions with the Governor’s Office in an effort to restart pardon and parole hearings as safely and efficiently as possible during this very difficult time for the people of Alabama. The Bureau hopes to announce a plan and timetable soon. The resumption of hearings is a complex issue given the national … Read more