parole board

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…

Repeat, Violent Offender Facing Rape Charges in Two Counties

Willie Fred Jenkins, Courtesy – Butler Co. Jail Willie Fred Jenkins of Greenville was arrested early February and is facing charges of rape, sodomy, and kidnapping in Butler County. He is also facing three counts of rape in Lowndes County, from another arrest that came after the first alleged victim came forward. Authorities say Jenkins has a violent criminal history….