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 health emergency, stringent laws governing the Board’s hearing process, including a thirty-day notice requirement to crime victims and officials, and the legal requirements providing crime victims and other stakeholders the opportunity for meaningful in person participation.