Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: BUREAU OF PARDONS & PAROLES

Spencer
'Dangerous and downright despicable': Ivey opposes parole of alleged triple murderer

“Under no circumstances should Jimmy O’Neil Spencer be given parole,” Ivey wrote to the Board. “Spencer is a career criminal who is still awaiting trial for killing three innocent people after he was wrongfully granted parole in November 2017.

Ward
Pardons and Paroles Bureau's Ward vows 'more intense monitoring' for high-risk individuals in new statewide program

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles announced Thursday it was beginning preparations to implement a new statewide electronic monitoring program, which according to a press release, will be capable of monitoring "up to 4,000 people per year" starting in January.

Ward
Pardons & Paroles Director Ward insists new electronic monitoring regime will enhance public safety

Cam Ward, the director of the Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, acknowledged there were some blatant lapses in protocol regarding released inmates but said the legislature had offered his agency a tool to prevent some of these incidents in the future.