Notifications Unit

Employees of this unit are responsible for locating and notifying any victims and stakeholders of an inmate’s upcoming parole consideration. Per Alabama law, the Bureau is required to send a 30-day notice to any victim named in the indictment as well as the following: the Attorney General, the judge who presided over the case or his/her successor, the district attorney who prosecuted the case or his/her successor, the chief of police in the municipality in which the crime occurred if the crime was committed in an incorporated area with a police department or his/her successor, the sheriff of the county where convicted or his/her successor, the same officials listed above for the county where the crime occurred if different than the county of conviction or their successors, and the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission. The unit is also responsible for setting hearings for all victim cases once the inmate is eligible.

Jerald Jackson | Notifications Unit Manager

Jerald Jackson serves as the Manager of the Notifications Unit for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. In this role he oversees all operations of the victim notifications process. Operations include locating and notifying any victims and other affiliates of an inmate’s upcoming parole consideration hearing. The unit is also responsible for setting hearings on the parole consideration docket for all victim cases once the inmate is eligible.  

Jackson began his career with ABPP in 2004 as a Probation and Parole Officer assigned to the Jefferson County/Birmingham Field Office. In 2013, he was promoted to Probation and Parole Officer Senior for the Shelby County Field Office. He returned to the Birmingham Field Office in 2017 as one of the Probation and Parole Senior Officers. While there, he served as a liaison to the Jefferson County District and Circuit Court Judges while supervising Probation and Parole Officers. In 2019, he was promoted to his current position at Headquarters.  

As an officer, Jackson is certified by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and Chemical Spray Certification.  

A proud native of Alabama, Jackson earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Alabama State University. In 2004, Jackson graduated from the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy, while there, he received his academy classes firearms award. Jackson also attends Homewood Church of Christ and is also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.