The Board Operations division encompasses the Docket Unit (Intake, File Room, Final Review), Pardon Unit, Victim’s Unit, Institutional Parole Officers & Parole Certificates.
These units are responsible for compiling information necessary to establish a file for the Board to include: determining parole eligibility consideration dates, locating and notifying victims and officials of upcoming hearings, docketing hearings, interviewing inmates, processing Voter Rights Restoration applications, processing Pardon and Remission of Fines and Forfeiture investigations, ensuring legal requirements are met, and coordinating releases once an inmate has been granted parole.
Director – Askisha Jones
Askisha Jones has served as the Director of Board Operations for the AL Bureau of Pardons and Paroles since June, 2016. She began her career with this agency in December, 2003 as an Administrative Support Assistant I in the Training Division. She was promoted to Administrative Support Assistant II in May 2004 and again in January, 2005 to Administrative Support Assistant III while still working within the Training Division. She was promoted to Probation and Parole Officer in September, 2005. She was promoted to Probation and Parole Officer, Senior in the Pardon Unit in March, 2008. She transferred from the Central Office to the Mobile Field Office in 2012. She was promoted to District Manager in March, 2015 and served in this position until her promotion into her current position.
Ms. Jones graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
Function of the Division Director:
1. Plan, organize, direct, and supervise the Board Operations staff and related functions.
2. Participate in division planning and related functions.
3. Analyze, modify (as needed), and implement policies and procedures within the division..
4. Supervise analysis of case files to ensure recommendations and determinations are in accordance with statute and division policy so that proper assistance will be rendered to the Board.