About Mandatory Release
Mandatory release is an automated release process (Code §15-22-26.2) that applies to inmates who committed offenses after (or on) January 30, 2016. Child sex offenders and life sentences are excluded from this mechanism. Certain time ranges for release are based on an individual’s end of sentence:
- Sentences that are five or less years have a mandatory release that is no less than three months and no more than five months prior to the end of sentence date.
- Sentences more than five years (but less than 10), mandatory release is no less than six months and no more than nine prior to the end of sentence date.
- Mandatory release for 10 years or more is no less than 12 months and no more than 24 prior to the end of sentence date.
The Department of Corrections determines an inmate’s mandatory release eligibility date based on the above statutory ranges and coordinates with ABPP to prepare for release to supervision. If you have questions regarding mandatory release eligibility, please contact the Department of Corrections at 1-800-937-2362. To streamline the increasing number of mandatory releases, the Department of Corrections recently automated their mandatory release procedures which will make the Bureau’s duties in this process more efficient both in Board Operations and in the field.
Scott Perkins | Institutional Parole Services Manager
Officer Scott Perkins is the Institutional Parole Services Manager at Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. He is responsible for oversight of all investigations and assessments completed by IPOs.
Perkins began his career with ABPP in 2001 as a Probation and Parole Officer. In February 2019, he became the IPO Manager. Prior to his service at the Bureau, Perkins established a successful career in law enforcement. In 1992, he started his law enforcement journey as a Police Officer at the Anniston Police Department. His experience extends to serving as a Police Officer at the Montgomery Regional Airport, Code Enforcement Officer with the City of Prattville and Investigator at the Montgomery Housing Authority.
Perkins proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1987-1993 as Sergeant in an infantry company. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University at Montgomery. His professional development continued with various law enforcement training through agencies such as the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy and the United States Airforce Senior NCO Academy for Civilian Leadership.
Outside of his career, Perkins enjoys an active lifestyle and painting. He enjoys helping his wife in her community involvement with animal rescue centers.