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Board schedules 63 parole hearings, 19 pardon hearings

Last week, the board held 43 parole hearings and 24 pardon hearings.

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The Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole is scheduled to host 63 parole hearings and 19 pardon hearings on April 23-25.

Last week, the board held 43 parole hearings and 24 pardon hearings on April 16 and 17. On April 16, 22 parole cases and 15 pardon hearings were heard. Two paroles were granted with 20 denied and eight pardons were granted with seven denied.

On April 17, the board held 21 parole hearings and 9 pardon hearings. Of the 21 parole considerations two were granted and 19 denied. And for the pardon hearings, six were granted and three denied by the board.

Monthly statistical reports from January and February indicate how often the board granted parole, in contrast to the recommended grant rate.

According to the data, in January, the board held 281 parole hearings with a recommended grant rate of 85 percent but only 66 were granted parole, resulting in a grant rate of 23 percent.

In February, 273 parole hearings were held with a recommended grant rate of 78 percent, yet 66 people were granted parole again, which is only a 23 percent grant rate.

A statistical report for March has not yet been released.

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Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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