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Parole Hearing Results May 19, 2020

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 22 parole hearings Tuesday as the Board resumed hearings following postponements because of COVID-19. The board Tuesday granted parole to two non-violent offenders and denied parole to 20 inmates, including 13 offenders convicted of violent crimes. Editor’s Note: The list below contains the names of the inmates … Read more

161 Parole Hearings Scheduled in May | May 8, 2020

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold 161 parole hearings in May beginning on the 19th as the Board resumes hearings following postponements because of COVID-19. The hearings will be closed to public attendance, but crime victims and other interested parties can provide written statements to be considered by the board. Officials, crime … Read more

Medical Parole and Mandatory Release: How the Process Works | April 17, 2020

Mandatory Release During its Regular 2015 Session, the State Legislature passed and the Governor signed a law as a part of a comprehensive “prison reform” package (Act 2015-185) that mandated release of offenders from the Alabama Department of Corrections within a certain range of time before the expiration of their sentence. Policymakers sought to reduce … Read more

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 … Read more

Parole Hearings Cancelled Through Mid-April | March 27, 2020

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles has cancelled 172 parole hearings that had been scheduled through mid-April in keeping with an order Friday announced by Gov. Kay Ivey and the State Health Officer regarding slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Parole hearings are held in Montgomery by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles … Read more

Toll Free Number Established for Parolees and Probationers for Information During Coronavirus Outbreak | March 17, 2020

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles has set up special toll-free number for probationers and parolees to call to get information about reporting requirements during the State of Alabama’s coronavirus emergency. This number is specifically for the more than 20,000 people supervised by parole and probation officers throughout the state. For more information on … Read more