Send A Message: Demand Accountability from Alabama's Parole Board
Join us in calling on the Alabama House Judiciary Committee to pass House Bill 16.
HB 16, which was filed by Rep. Chris England, would hold Alabama's dysfunctional parole board accountable for its decisions when deviating from existing release guidelines. Unfortunately, this key legislation has stalled in committee.
Let's state the facts: Parole denials are at a historic high in Alabama, with more than 97% of parole applications being denied from January to March 2023. This denial rate does not reflect what is best for public safety: 80% of the people denied parole in early 2023 met the Parole Board's existing guidelines for release.
Alabamians deserve a second chance and should come home to their communities.
The House Judiciary Committee must pass HB 16 and send it to the Alabama House floor for a vote. Learn more about the state of Alabama’s pardons and paroles at alabamasmartjustice.org/reports.