Bureau Plans to Hire More Parole and Probation Officers | Feb. 20, 2020

As it works to help keep Alabamians safe by supervising thousands of parolees and probationers, the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles will work toward hiring 138 new officers over the next three years, Director Charlie Graddick said Thursday. The plan to hire more officers is part of the Bureau’s agenda for the 2020 session … Read more Bureau Plans to Hire More Parole and Probation Officers | Feb. 20, 2020

Gwathney Confirmed by State Senate as Chair of Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles | Feb. 19, 2020

Leigh Gwathney has been confirmed by the Alabama State Senate as Chair of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Gwathney was appointed to the position by Gov. Kay Ivey and has been leading the board since parole hearings resumed Nov. 5, 2019. “I am humbled and thankful for the trust placed in me by … Read more Gwathney Confirmed by State Senate as Chair of Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles | Feb. 19, 2020

The Train: Roderick Chambers; Football Star Trains Parole Officers

By Skip Tucker, Director of Development and Special Publications Should a top ten list be made of people in this state who protect people, at or near the top would be Officer Roderick Chambers, Division Manager of Training for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. He’s an excellent trainer. At 6’4”, 290, he’s something … Read more The Train: Roderick Chambers; Football Star Trains Parole Officers

Footsteps of Greatness: Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles’ Mother-Daughter Duo

As an officer for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles’ Anniston Field Office, Donnelle Thompson is helping keep residents of Calhoun County safe. Officer Donnelle Thompson has charted a course of positive influence over her career. She was a police officer in Piedmont, retired as a federal probation officer, and taught criminal justice classes … Read more Footsteps of Greatness: Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles’ Mother-Daughter Duo

Parole Denied for 16 Violent Offenders, Granted for 2 | Jan. 29, 2020

Montgomery, Al. –  The Alabama Board of Pardons denied parole Wednesday to 16 violent offenders and granted  parole to two. Those denied parole included seven murderers, one convicted of manslaughter, two convicted of attempted murder, and one sex offender. Parole hearings for Wednesday, Jan. 29: PAROLE DENIED: Annette Belisle was sentenced in 2003 to 20 … Read more Parole Denied for 16 Violent Offenders, Granted for 2 | Jan. 29, 2020

Parole Denied for Four Violent Offenders, Granted for One | Jan. 28, 2020

Montgomery, Al. – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole to four violent offenders Tuesday and granted parole to one. All totaled, the board held 16 parole hearings Tuesday, granting parole in four cases and denying parole in 12 cases. Parole hearing results for Tuesday, Jan. 28: (Sentencing information from the Alabama Department … Read more Parole Denied for Four Violent Offenders, Granted for One | Jan. 28, 2020

Parole Hearings for 22 Violent Offenders This Week | Jan. 27, 2020

Montgomery, Al. – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold 34 parole hearings this week, including hearings for 22 violent offenders, among them six murderers, one sex offender, two convicted of attempted murder, one for manslaughter and five for robbery. Parole hearings scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28: (Sentencing information from the Alabama Department … Read more Parole Hearings for 22 Violent Offenders This Week | Jan. 27, 2020

Parole Denied to 17 Violent Offenders | Jan. 22, 2020

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole Wednesday to 17 violent offenders, including seven murderers and two sex offenders.   PAROLE DENIED: Lameco Dechawn Turner is serving a life sentence for a 2004 murder in Houston County. He has served a total of 15 years, eight months of the life sentence. Turner was … Read more Parole Denied to 17 Violent Offenders | Jan. 22, 2020

Parole Denied to Six Violent Offenders | Jan. 21, 2020

Montgomery, Al. – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles Tuesday denied parole to six violent offenders, including one sex offender and three convicted of robbery. Parole hearing results for Tuesday, Jan. 21: (Sentencing information from the Alabama Department of Corrections public website.) PAROLE DENIED: Charles Anthony Norton is a convicted sex offender in Elmore … Read more Parole Denied to Six Violent Offenders | Jan. 21, 2020

Parole Hearings for 23 Violent Offenders Next Week | Jan. 17, 2020

Montgomery, Al. – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold 35 parole hearings for inmates next week, including 23 violent offenders, among them seven murderers, three sex offenders, and three convicted of robbery. Parole hearings scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21: (Sentencing information from the Alabama Department of Corrections public website.) Charles Anthony Norton … Read more Parole Hearings for 23 Violent Offenders Next Week | Jan. 17, 2020