A Solid Public Safety Core for a Growing Future: Athens Field Office

By Matthew Estes, Communications Director ATHENS, Ala. – In 2022, Athens was listed as the third-fasted growing town in Alabama. On top of that, Limestone County is experiencing the highest population growth of any in the state. Who’s responsible for overseeing the needs of the probationers, parolees, and mandatory supervised release individuals in this happening … Read more

Media Advisory | Bureau to Host Reentry 2030 Embarkation Event

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR EVENT ON:Friday, October 6, 2023 Bureau to Host Reentry 2030 Embarkation Event UNIONTOWN, Ala. – The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles will host a celebratory Reentry 2030 Embarkation Event at the Bureau’s Perry County PREP Center in Uniontown, Ala. on Friday, October 6. Partner agencies, nonprofit community partners, employers, successful PREP … Read more

Gabrelle Simmons Appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

On Friday, the Bureau’s Board Operations Director Gabrelle Simmons was appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. “I’m excited about my new position,” said Simmons. “I’ve worked the majority of my career in conjunction with the Board. Public safety is first and foremost to me, and I plan to … Read more

Cheers to Consistent Efforts for Great Rewards

By Matthew Estes, Communications Director This is an opinion column. Opelika, Ala. – The feeling of being in a college town – this writer’s alma matter, in fact – makes me think of the weight of an accomplishment like graduating. Yes, the Opelika Day Reporting Center Lite is in, well, Opelika, but realistically you could … Read more

Parole Decisions for Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 29 parole hearings Thursday, granting two paroles and denying 27. The Board continued one hearing to a later date. The Board also held nine hearings on requests for pardons, granting two and denying seven.  Parole HearingsGrant: 2Deny: 27Continue: 1 Pardon HearingsGrant: 2Deny: 7Continue: 1 The hearing minutes … Read more

Commission on Reentry Plans Future Developments in First Meeting of 2022

Leaders from State of Alabama agencies met Tuesday for the first Commission on Reentry meeting of 2022. Newly appointed Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm attended and was introduced to the committee. Much of the meeting examined the accompanying Commission on Reentry Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations report submitted for 2021. Notable discussion based on … Read more