On behalf of victims of violent crimes in Alabama, Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL) issues the following Press Release
In a recent open letter to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, 67 affiliates of the University of Alabama School of Law asked for the release of “all inmates over the age of 60; those with chronic illnesses, complex medical needs, compromised immune systems, and disabilities; and pregnant women” (“An open letter to Gov. Ivey from 67 in UA law community.”) In this open letter, students and professors from the law school specifically reference the Alabama Emergency Management Act, which asserts that the Governor has the power to exercise any “functions, powers and duties as are necessary to promote and secure the safety and protection of the civilian population” (Ala. Code § 31-9-8).
"Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. Vocal appreciates the officials that strive every day to make the process a little easier for victims. We appreciate you!"
HB 380 - This bill makes significant changes to the operation and membership of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Attorney General Steve Marshall Hails Alabama Senate Passage of Legislation to Reform State’s Badly Broken Pardons and Paroles Board
(MONTGOMERY) — Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed the passage of legislation today by the Alabama Senate to reform the badly broken Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. House Bill 380, sponsored by Representative Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, passed the Senate by a vote of 25 to 5. The legislation was carried in the upper house by Senator Cam Ward, RAlabaster. The Alabama House of Representatives passed the bill on May 9, by a vote of 73 to 27. It now goes to the Governor for her signature.