This is a guide to some of the most commonly asked questions that both the inmate's family and victims might have about parole hearings in Alabama.
1. Where can I see when an inmate is coming up for parole?
The hearing dates are listed on the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles website at http://www.pardons.state.al.us/Hearings.aspx, but each inmate will also receive a letter from the Board informing him or her of what date the hearing will be held.
2. Where are the parole hearings conducted?
All parole hearings are conducted at the Board of Pardons and Paroles building at:
Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
301 South Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130.
3. Is there parking available around the Board of Pardons and Parole building?
Yes, there is metered parking surrounding the Board of Pardons and Paroles building. Ticketing does not begin until 8 AM and they regularly ticket individuals who do not have time on the meter (note: re-feeding the meter is illegal). There are parking decks available in downtown Montgomery but they are several blocks from the building where the hearings will take place.
4. When should I arrive for the hearing?
There is no set time that an individual's parole hearing will take place. The doors to the building will open around 7:30 AM, the employees of the Board will give instructions on what to do, and people will begin filling out the paperwork to be allowed to go into the hearing room around that time. The Board does not have a set order that the cases are considered in, but arriving early will help ensure that you have your hearing before the