Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles

Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles denied release to 90% of the inmates up for consideration during its first hearing following a monthslong suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The stage is set for Alabama to resume parole hearings next month, but in a new way because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

An order issued Monday by Gov. Kay Ivey allows the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles to hold hearings for inmates seeking early release without in-person participation from the public.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles is resuming parole hearings after a two-month stoppage.

The newly appointed director of the agency, Charlie Graddick, told a news conference Monday the board will hold regular hearings beginning Tuesday.

The former state attorney general and Mobile County circuit judge says inmates don't have a right to parole. He says they must earn the privilege of an early release. And he is advocating for extra care in cases involving violent crimes.