Pardons and Paroles Marks National Crime Victims’ Rights Week | April 21, 2020

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 19-25, and the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles marked the week by emphasizing the importance of crime victims having their voices heard at upcoming parole and pardon hearings. Parole and pardon hearings in Alabama were suspended due to the national and statewide health emergency in the wake … Read more Pardons and Paroles Marks National Crime Victims’ Rights Week | April 21, 2020

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

Parole Hearings to Resume After COVID-19 Postponements | April 13, 2020

Pardon and parole hearings should resume the week of May 18 after Gov. Kay Ivey’s issuance of an order sought by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles to ease some of the restrictions on when and how hearings can be conducted during the COVID-19 crisis, Director Charlie Graddick announced Monday. “We very much appreciate … Read more Parole Hearings to Resume After COVID-19 Postponements | April 13, 2020

Alabama Parole Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19 | April 13, 2020

An officer for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining at his home. Despite the state and nationwide health threat, Alabama probation and parole officers continue to work every day to keep Alabamians safe by supervising the activities of more than 20,000 people who have been convicted … Read more Alabama Parole Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19 | April 13, 2020

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