EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 716
Imposing a Temporary Moratorium on Early Parole Hearings and Requiring the Submission and Implementation of a Corrective Action Plan for the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Rebecca Leann Carter was a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a mentor. On August 18th, 2011 Becca was walking home from work and was struck from behind by a car, that didn't even slow down. She was rushed to the hospital where she died the next day.
To this day we don't know if the driver was high, drunk, or just not watching the road. She was caught days later, tried and convicted, not of manslaughter, not even vehicular homicide. She was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident with injury and was given 18 months house arrest.
And that brings us here. After 7 years, after only receiving a slap on the wrist the first time, Pamela Sanders has applied for a pardon.
This is where you all come in. Sign so that justice will not be denied to Rebecca twice.
When VOCAL was first organized on November 15, 1982; Carol Melton started the very first VOCAL Chapter where she served as the first and only President of the Jefferson County VOCAL Chapter. Carol was a fierce Warrior for Justice. She was and always will be a very special of VOCAL.
Carol H. Melton, age 78 of Birmingham passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Visitation will be 11AM-12PM at Rideout's Gardendale Chapel at 2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, Alabama 35071. Funeral Service will be 12:00 - 12:30 PM at Rideout's Gardendale Chapel. Burial will follow in Liberty Minter Cemetery in Morris, Alabama.
State Vigil will be Friday night at 7 pm in Montgomery.