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Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles to host job fair in Huntsville for parolees

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, partnering with Alabama Power, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and J.F. Ingram State Technical College, will host an Alabama Experience mobile job fair.

Prison Alabama News
Bureau of Pardons & Paroles' Cam Ward: Mandatory release had nothing to do with attempted rape of woman in Foley

The attempted rape of a woman in Foley has the attention of lawmakers after city officials released a statement over the weekend blaming the state’s early release program on the incident.

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Report: Donaldson prisoner with gun last month may have taken guards hostage, despite ADOC statement

A new report sheds light on what the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) called a “security incident” last month, which involved a prisoner with a gun who may have taken guards hostage.

Troy University Alabama News
Troy responds to backlash from free speech watchdog over attempt to vet research at behest of Alabama Power, BCA — University admits no wrongdoing

Troy University responded to the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) regarding leaked emails showing Troy trustees attempting to vet research at a free-market think tank on behalf of Alabama’s business elite.

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FIRE urges Troy to address leaked emails from trustees attempting to redirect research at free market think tank at the behest of Alabama Power, BCA

The Foundation of Individual Rights and Expression addressed a letter last week to Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins urging him to address leaked emails in which he and Troy trustees discuss vetting research topics at a free-market think tank due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama.

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Leaked emails: Troy trustees plotted to censor free-market think tank for criticizing state government's economic incentives after Alabama Power, BCA complaints

A leaked email conversation between several trustees at Troy University shows prominent individuals in the state discussing how to “vet topics” at a university-affiliated think tank for being critical of economic incentive programs due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). 

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90% of parole hearings resulted in denials for Alabama inmates in FY 2022 — AG Marshall: Rate 'rightfully' reflects violent inmate population

State officials in Alabama rejected parole for 90% of eligible inmates last fiscal year, according to reports released by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons & Paroles (ABPP).

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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.

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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.

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Ivey stresses importance of reducing recidivism

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) discussed the importance of moving away from just warehousing prisoners to taking...