2017 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
Chapter 22 - PARDONS, PAROLES, AND PROBATION.
Article 5 - Commutation of Convictions for Protesting Racial Segregation and Discrimination Laws and Ordinances.
Section 15-22-92 - Transfer of records.
The record of a person pertaining only to the conviction for which a pardon is granted under this article shall be ordered transferred by a court of competent jurisdiction to the Alabama Department of Archives and History for confidential keeping upon petition by the person to whom the pardon was granted, or if deceased, by his or her legal representative who can show proof that the transfer was requested or desired by the deceased person prior to his or her death. The court shall order the transfer on a form provided by the Administrative Office of Courts. Every agency with records relating to the arrest, charge, or other matters arising out of the arrest or charge or relating to the conviction or other matters arising out of the conviction that are ordered to be transferred shall certify to the court within 60 days of the entry of the transfer order that the required transfer action has been completed. All orders enforcing the transfer procedure shall remain a matter of record. Records or documents subject to transfer which are utilized exclusively for educational purposes and are displayed in public museums, libraries, and buildings are exempt from the transfer requirement. The person whose record is transferred may not be required to disclose the fact of the record or any matter relating to the conviction.(Act 2006-544, p. 1261, §2.)