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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...