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Old 12-17-2016, 11:58 PM
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Default Eligibility of Parole question in Alabama??

Say someone is sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 30 years on a Class A charge.

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The "law" (unsure if law, or just policy) of the Pardons and Parole board in Alabama allows a review for parole on Class A felonies after 15 years.

Are they eligible for review after 30 years like the judge sentenced or 15 years as allowed by the Pardon and Paroles Board?
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The only law that I am currently aware of with a minimum mandatory 30 years is for juveniles convicted of capital offenses. Many of the juveniles were originally sentenced to death, then overturned to life without parole. Now, they're being re-sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 30 years. As far as the rule you're questioning, I think you're referring to what's known as a "parole setup" requiring the offender to serve x number of years prior to parole consideration. That wouldn't apply to a juvenile with a capital conviction to my knowledge.
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