ALABAMA ATTORNEY

House Approves Parole Board Changes, Sentence Minimums

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Following concern about the release of violent offenders, Alabama’s House of Representatives has approved legislation to give the governor more control of the state parole board. Representatives voted 73-27 for the bill Thursday after contentious debate. It now moves to the Senate. Under the bill, the governor would appoint the Parole Board director. It would also…