The Dept of Corrections has just made a policy for all the inmates that have been convicted of Manslaughter! The inmates have always received good time in earning class 1. Because a death occurred we have always believed they should never be in a level higher than earning class 2.
A DA challenged their previous policy and as of last week they changed the policy. What does this mean? It will add about 15 months to the sentence of those convicted of manslaughter. Instead of EOS at 4 yrs 7 months and 22 days, they will have to serve about 15 months more. This is a great day for victims in Alabama!
A petition for writ of habeas corpus, challenging recalculation by Department of Corrections of good time credits for manslaughter has been filed by an inmate. The ruling by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has not yet published their rulings.
SCHEDULED PAROLE/PARDON HEARINGS
Parole/Pardon hearings are now being held at one location: 301 S. Ripley Street, Montgomery. Please note the location of hearings in your notification. Angel House is not officially notified by the State of pending paroles. If assistance is needed, call the VOCAL office at 1-800-239-3219. It is very important that victims attend parole hearings.
By GREG BLUESTEIN
Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.
ATLANTA - The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to death, and that they also cannot be sentenced to life in prison without parole for rape and other non-homicide offenses. But what about those juveniles who were convicted of murder?