Legislative News

Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on the Execution of Murderer Casey McWhorter

By VOCAL | November 16, 2023

(Montgomery)—Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement tonight after the execution of Casey Allen McWhorter at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama: Attorney General Marshall informed the Alabama Department of Corrections shortly after 3:00 p.m. that there were no remaining legal challenges to the execution of the sentence. Casey McWhorter’s officially…

Attorney General Marshall: Federal Court of Appeals Denies Relief in 2005 Capital Murder Case of Radio Shack Employee

By VOCAL | November 9, 2023

(Montgomery) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall welcomed a decision from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that vacated an earlier opinion of the court and affirmed a district court’s decision to deny a habeas petition related to the capital murder conviction of Brandon Washington of Birmingham. Washington was convicted of capital murder for the…

Attorney General Marshall Hosts 24th Annual Law Enforcement Summitt

By VOCAL | October 24, 2023

(Montgomery) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall today hosted the 24th Annual Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit at the Church of the Highlands in Montgomery. The Summit provided continuing education training for law enforcement and attorneys from around the state. Participants had the opportunity to hear from experts involved in the nationally recognized Murdaugh murder…

Paul DeMarco: ACLU attacks Alabama Parole Board at the expense of crime victims

By VOCAL | October 6, 2023

By Paul DeMarco Paul DeMarco: ACLU attacks Alabama Parole Board at the expense of crime victims – The Trussville Tribune No one should be surprised that the Alabama ACLU is at it again. This time the far-left organization is attacking the work of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. The ACLU is just another…

ACLU Parole Watch Report

By VOCAL | September 23, 2023

Credit to: Alabama Political Reporter ACLU releases new Parole Watch Report (alreporter.com) View Report: New Report Exposes Parole Board Behavior and Outcomes | ACLU of Alabama (aclualabama.org) A new Parole Watch Report by the ACLU of Alabama identified multiple trends that could be contributing to Alabama’s ongoing low parole grant rate.  The Parole Watch Team…

Alabama Expands Missing and Endangered Person Alert to Include Abducted Adults

By VOCAL | September 1, 2023

Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law an expanded version of Alabama’s Missing and Endangered Persons Alert, now to include an adult that has been abducted, effective Friday, Sept. 1. Previously, the criteria for a Missing and Endangered Person Alert stated that a person must be missing and living with a mental or physical disability,…

Governor Ivy Awards One Million Dollars to Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

By VOCAL | August 31, 2023

The Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission is excited to announce that Governor Kay Ivey has awarded ACVCC one million dollars from the Governor’s Office Emergency Fund. This money will go towards conquering the backlog of claims submitted by victims of violent crime. Executive Director Everette Johnson stated, “Governor Ivey has heard the cries for help…

For 47 years, she was a pile of nameless ashes. How 2 Alabama investigators changed that

By VOCAL | August 25, 2023

By & credit to: In May 1976, two boys were fishing in Sessions Creek in Grand Bay, not far from the Alabama-Mississippi state line, when they stumbled across a body. Deputies were called to the scene and identified the remains as an older female. She had been shot in the back of the head. Her hands…

Motion for New Trial Denied for Convicted Capital Murderer Coley McCraney

By VOCAL | August 7, 2023

(Ozark, Alabama) –Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement following the order issued by Judge William “Bill” Filmore denying Coley McCraney’s motion for new trial. In June, McCraney was sentenced to life without parole for the murders of J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett of Houston County. McCraney was convicted on four counts of capital…

Attorney General Marshall Honored as Crime Stopper of the Year

By VOCAL | July 27, 2023

(Birmingham) – Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama honored Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall today as the Crime Stopper of the Year for his work as the chief law enforcement officer in the state, prosecuting Capital murderers, addressing fatal flaws in the criminal justice system and providing support to our men and women in blue. The luncheon highlighted the…

Governor Kay Ivey Issues Executive Order #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.