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Default Hundreds of Alabama Prisoners See Opportunity For Freedom Delayed

Hundreds of Alabama Prisoners See Opportunity For Freedom Delayed After Parole Hearings Canceled

The parole board failed to comply with a new law about notifying victims, the board’s director said.

Alabama has cancelled all scheduled parole and pardon hearings, delaying a chance at freedom for hundreds of prisoners. The move marks the latest challenge for prisoners trying to win their release amid sweeping changes to the state’s parole system.

Alabama’s parole board, the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, announced Monday that it canceled 113 hearings last week to “ensure compliance” with a law that went into effect on Sept. 1....As of Tuesday, the roughly 862 hearings scheduled on the board’s website for September and October were listed as canceled.

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