Parole and Probation Office, under the charge of the Board of Parole, manages the commuting of fines and jail sentences, investigates and supervises parole and probation cases. The department serves as liaison between the court and the client to rehabilitate offenders and prevent them from returning to prison.
The Parole Board remits fines and such costs as are payable to the city, and commutes any sentences imposed by the recorded or any court to which an appeal is taken. Grants, paroles, work and educational releases after any conviction, for a violation of any ordinance. The Parole Board prescribes terms of parole or releases, and provides supervision of individuals who are paroled and released. An inmate may file an application for parole if 1/3 of sentence has been served at the time the application is submitted.
The Parole Board determines whether an inmate is released on parole under the following special conditions:
- The seriousness of the offense;
- The length of sentence;
- Prior criminal record;
- Behavior and conduct during incarceration;
- The nature of the offense, etc.
The Parole Board meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, and at the call of the chairman, when the business of the board warrants additional meetings. Meetings are held at the Parole and Probation office, 710 - North the Street; Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
- Provides information to clients concerning employment, educational and counseling resources available in the community.
- Supervision of clients.
- Individual counseling.
- Referrals to various community services and other agencies.
- Restitution determinations payable to victim.
- Recommendations for early release from jail.
- Granting of paroles.
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