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House Judiciary Committee approves stripped-down parole bill

BY: - April 27, 2023

The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved a bill to allow inmates to attend their parole hearings virtually and hear the proceedings taking place. But HB 228, sponsored by Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, only won approval after a subcommittee stripped more ambitious elements from the bill, including provisions to require the Board of Pardons and Paroles to […]

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Bill stopping parole for people charged with new crime makes it through committee

BY: - April 7, 2023

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit prison inmates who face criminal charges from becoming eligible for parole. HB 131, sponsored by Rep. Wes Kitchens, R-Arab, would forbid parole consideration for any incarcerated person charged with a new federal, state, or local crime with a prison sentence of at least six […]