In Alabama those inmates who are eligible for Parole are not allowed to appear personally in front of the board. It is important that individuals who have a parole hearing have an attorney advocate to guide them through the process and appear on their behalf. The is no guarantee that parole will be granted. The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles have the sole authority to grant or deny parole. Good behavior alone is not enough to ensure parole will be granted.
Alabama does allow for early parole, however the law does limit eligibility. In order to qualify for early parole the burden is on the applicants to prove by ‘clear and convincing evidence' that should be granted parole. It is important that applicants consult with an attorney who understands the laws governing early parole and what is needed for a favorable result.
Once an inmate receives becomes eligible for parole, the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles will set the exact date. These dates will be sent to the inmate and also posted online. Parole Applicants and their loved ones should contact Attorney Kristin M. Kizziah shortly before they become eligible for parole. It is important to have someone fighting for your rights. Contact me for help!