MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles Director Charlie Graddick announced that parole hearings are expected to resume on or around Nov. 1.
“I am certain within reason that we will have the system up and running on or about Nov. 1,” he said. “This uncalled for situation is a disappointment to me and to our hardworking employees but mostly I feel sorry for the victims and other interested parties who have been forced to wait to testify before the parole board. We’ve put all resources possible toward repairing this breakdown.”
According to Graddick, failure by prior officials to bring the bureau into compliance with the law enacted by Gov. Kay Ivey June 6 led to the postponement of 113 parole hearings.
The Bureau also claimed the prior administration had four months to implement compliance.